Monday, November 29, 2010

Prepare for winter weather with Nixle.

City of Milton uses service in emergency situations.

MILTON, GA, Nov. 29, 2010 - In the coming months, winter weather could cause potentially hazardous conditions on City of Milton roadways. Stay up-to-date with the most reliable information available by signing up for the City of Milton's Nixle emergency alert messaging system.

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 will 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 and has not yet been utilized for those residents who have already signed up. There is no spam and no hidden cost. However, standard text messaging rates do apply.

To sign up, visit or the City of Milton's Web site,, 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.


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

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