Changes are being made to the way Harnett County sends out severe weather alert notifications effective Aug. 1.
LILLINGTON — Harnett County Emergency Management announced changes to the way severe weather alert notifications will be delivered to the public. These new changes will go into effect Aug. 1.
Harnett County Emergency Management will no longer send out weather watch and warning emails. To receive weather watch and warning alerts, interested individuals will need to register with the county’s RAVE Public Notification System.
“In an effort to reduce warning fatigue and stay up-to-date on technology, our weather Watch and Warning emails will no longer be automatically sent out through our Emergency Management email,” stated Emergency Management Coordinator Zach Shean.
Harnett County Emergency Services uses the RAVE Notification System to contact the public in the event of an emergency. The system will send notifications on any evacuations, sheltering and other emergency notifications during a severe weather event. Individuals can select how to receive information by text message, email, phone call or a combination of all three.
Interested individuals can sign up for the RAVE Public Notification System by following these steps.
For more information on Harnett County’s RAVE Public Notification System, contact Harnett County Emergency Management at 910-893-7580 or by email at HCEM@harnett.org.