The Pima County Office of Emergency Management recently teamed up with Everbridge to introduce a new emergency alert system.
Everbridge was started after the 9/11 attacks with the goal of creating a communications platform that would expedite the flow of critical information during emergencies.
The new alert system allows users to register for weather, crime and public health notifications.
Registered users can also customize notifications to receive alerts based on a zip code or address and choose which devices receive messages.
Once registered, users can modify their preferences and are encouraged to keep profile and location information updated to receive the most up-to-date and relevant information.
The service is free, and participants can opt out at any time.