Robbinsville Township and the Office of Emergency Management started using a cell phone emergency alert system Feb. 12.
Nixle is a communication service that allows Emergency Management to send important messages directly to residents cell phones.
It is free to subscribe to Nixle’s text message and email alerts. Notifications can also be accessed online at nixle.com.
Residents can immediately begin receiving alerts on their phone by texting the Robbinsville and Windsor zip code -08691– in the body of the message to 888777.
The township website, robbinsville-twp.org, is set to be equipped with a registration widget in the coming weeks.
Nixle messages are sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood.
Web links that include photos and maps of an affected area also can be provided for residents using smart phones.
All cell phone numbers are safe and secured in the Nixle server and the company assures the public it does not sell, or otherwise provide this information to any third party.