Bedford County, in partnership with Geo-Comm, will send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Bedford County, when impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. The Bedford County Emergency Notification System will only be used by emergency response personnel in order to notify residential homes and businesses with information regarding the event and if/what actions should be taken.
The Bedford County Emergency Notification System utilizes the area’s 911 data and can contact all land-lines, whether listed or unlisted, in the event of an emergency. It is TTY/TDD capable. If you utilize a Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone service, such as MagicJack, Vonage or a cable company provided phone service, or cellular phone for your primary residential/business line and you would like to be alerted over that line with the Emergency Notification System then you must register that number through Bedford County’s Emergency Notification System Opt-In site.
To register your VoIP phone, cellular phone, or e-mail address with the Bedford County Emergency Notification System please click the link below. If you would like to see examples of getting email to SMS notifications on your cellular phone please scroll down.
SETTING UP A TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) TO YOUR CELLULAR PHONE
First you must make sure your cellular phone plan has texting (SMS) included otherwise there is a charge per text. Please check with your carrier to avoid texting charges. When asked to put an e-mail address during the ENS Opt-in you will put your firstname.lastname@example.org The @carrierinfo.com is listed below or can be found by calling your cellular carrier support and asking them for your email text address.
Some examples of common email to text addresses:
Alltel – email@example.com
AT&T – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boost Mobile – email@example.com
Nextel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprint – email@example.com
T-Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracfone – email@example.com
US Cellular – firstname.lastname@example.org
Verizon – email@example.com
Virgin Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org