FOX 8 received this news release from St. Bernard Parish Government Wednesday afternoon:
With hurricane season around the corner, Parish President David Peralta is reminding residents to register with St. Bernard Parish's Emergency Notification Service Provider FirstCall. The FirstCall Emergency Notification Service gives St. Bernard Parish the ability to provide the community with important, timely information about hurricanes and other high profile events occurring in the area.
These alerts will go to landlines, cell phones, SMS text messaging devices, email and pagers. Mass numbers of residents can be alerted with important information in five minutes or less. To ensure you receive these emergency notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email, or SMS texting device, residents must sign up for the service. Residents can now register on line at www.sbpg.netat the bottom of the page. This is the direct link: https://alertregistration.com/StBernardParish/. Also citizens may call the office at 504-278-4268. You must provide the name of your cell provider when registering for FirstCall.
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