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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Milton to update road conditions with Nixle.

City of Milton uses service in emergency situations.

MILTON, GA, Jan. 9, 2011 - With a severe winter storm forecasted for tonight and Monday, the City of Milton reminds residents that accurate and timely road condition information will be distributed through the Nixle emergency alert messaging system.

To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or the City of Milton's Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us, and choose either "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" from the "Quick Links" menu on the left of the home page or "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" under the "For Residents" tab.

Once you sign up, follow all on screen instructions and make sure to choose to receive alerts from the City of Milton under the "Settings" tab near the top right of the page. Simply signing up for the service is not enough -- you must choose the City of Milton's feed.

For those residents already signed up, please make sure you have chosen to receive alerts from the City of Milton's official feed. You may check this requirement by logging into your account at www.nixle.com and clicking the "Settings" tab near the top right of the page. If you do not subscribe to the City of Milton, you will not receive the updates. Simply signing up for the service is not enough -- you must choose the City of Milton's feed.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the City of Milton to instantly deliver messages, via cell phone or e-mail, to residents who subscribe. The City of Milton Police, Fire and Public Works departments use the service for important public safety information, including emergency management, road closure and severe weather condition updates, as well as other relevant safety information.

The messages can be sent city-wide or specifically to residents registered within a ¼-mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by e-mail, text message or over the Web.

Nixle is reliable and free for the City of Milton. Please note: It will only be used in emergency situations. There is no spam and no hidden cost. However, standard text messaging rates do apply.

Nixle is reliable and free for the City of Milton. Please note: It will only be used in emergency situations. There is no spam and no hidden cost. However, standard text messaging rates do apply.

Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. Privately funded Nixle, which has offices in New Jersey and California, is free to all governments, their agencies and organizations, nongovernmental organizations and consumers. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

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