When will ALERT Pinellas be used?

ALERT Pinellas will be used when emergency situations arise that you should know about.  Severe weather situations, missing persons, evacuation notices, fires, floods, major roadway issues, boil water notices, and active shooter situation are just a few examples of the types of situations that will necessitate an ALERT Pinellas notice.

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1. What is ALERT Pinellas and why is it important?
2. Am I already included in the ALERT Pinellas database?
3. Do I need to create my own account?
4. Can I change my options?
5. How do they notifications work?
6. What agencies will send notifications?
7. When will ALERT Pinellas be used?
8. Why do I need ALERT Pinellas when I have TV to keep me informed?
9. What if my phone number or email address changes?
10. How will I recognize an ALERT Pinellas message?
11. What should I do if I receive an ALERT Pinellas message?
12. If I have a cordless phone, it does not work when the power goes out. How am I going to get the ALERT Pinellas message?
13. Will ALERT Pinellas leave a message on a machine?
14. What circumstances might prohibit ALERT Pinellas from delivering a message to me?
15. If a notification is sent out, is it guaranteed I will receive it if I register?
16. Will ALERT Pinellas cost me anything?
17. Do I need to install software on my phone?
18. If I registered with ALERT Pinellas or a previous Emergency Notification System, do I need to register again?