Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, The US National Emergency Alert Registry is offering a new way to show Valentines that they are truly loved. Sign them for Valentine Alerts and help them prepare for emergencies!
Thousands of communities across the United States use powerful emergency alert systems, capable of sending messages to everyone in a city or county in just a few minutes, to notify folks of danger and help them prepare for disaster. In these communities, the police, 911 or emergency management departments can warn the people you love of weather emergencies, environmental disasters and other situations that can cause loss of life and property.
But these systems only work if they have a number to call or text. And as more and more people switch to having only a mobile phone, the chances that they have a Valentine’s number are going down steadily. More than half of people under the age of 50 don’t have a home phone, which is the only type of number that public safety agencies can get easily.
That's why the US National Emergency Alert Registry is offering “Valentine’s Alerts”. Now lovers everywhere can show their love by signing up all their Valentines for emergency alerts, just by going to http://www.usnear.org/valentine-alerts/.
Valentine Alerts work just like regular emergency alerts, with two small differences:
First, registration for Valentine Alerts is done by a loved one, rather than the actual person who will receive the alerts. Parents, spouses, lovers, uncles, aunts, and others can all register the people they care about for Valentine Alerts.
Second, the Valentine has to approve the sign up before it will actually take effect. USNEAR will send a Valentine’s Day email to every Valentine, with an approval button. All they have to do is click the button and the Valentine is signed up.
"We know that many people are interested in getting emergency alerts, but either don't know how or won't take the time," said Jim Veilleux, Executive Director of USNEAR. "Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to show that you're willing to take the time and get your loved one protected."
The service works for Valentines all over the US. USNEAR has identified over 2,000 states, counties and cities in its database, covering almost 240 million people. That's more than 75% of the US population. And if someone registers in an area that's not covered in the database, USNEAR has the expertise to find the local emergency alert service. So if it exists, USNEAR can find the emergency alert service that serves the area where your Valentine lives.
About the US National Emergency Alert Registry
The US National Emergency Alert Registry is a project sponsored by Hyper-Reach, one of the leading providers of emergency alert services to public safety agencies. USNEAR was designed to provide a free service to simplify the registration process for emergency alert services. Consumers who sign up at http://www.usnear.org will have their registrations automatically transferred to the correct local emergency alert service in their area. USNEAR is funded by Hyper-Reach, which offers its services to local, county and state public safety officials. For more information about Hyper-Reach, go to http://www.hyper-reach.com or call 855-266-8439 (855 2-Notify).