February 02, 2017

City, County Partner with 211 Helpline on Important Text Messages

AlertRC and AlertPC are 211 text messaging services allowing the public to receive text messages from city and county agencies with important messages such as emergency road closures, water line breaks and fire evacuations. AlertRC and AlertPC are 211 text messaging services allowing the public to receive text messages from city and county agencies with important messages such as emergency road closures, water line breaks and fire evacuations. (City Photo)

The City of Rapid City, Pennington County, Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City Fire Department, Pennington County Fire Service, and Pennington County Emergency Management have partnered with the 211 Helpline Center to provide information to the public of important information via text messaging.  Subscribers will receive official notifications regarding incidents that have public impact such as:

--No travel advisories

--Extensive road closure as a result of infrastructure failure such as a water line or gas line break

--Structure fire that creates traffic hazards

--Wild Fire with evacuations and/or closures

--Major accidents with road closures

--Critical missing person (not Amber Alert)

To subscribe text 'AlertRC' to 898211 for Rapid City events and 'AlertPC'  to 898211 for Pennington County events.  Text “STOP’ to cancel subscription at any time. There is no cost to sign up for this service, however standard messaging and data rates apply.

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