Ways to Stay Informed
In times of emergency, Washington Township will proactively issue alerts and updates by phone to all residential and business addresses.
These pre-recorded alerts utilize the official 911 system, and so are sent to the main phone number associated with each street address.
Several options are available if you would like to also receive emergency alerts to your mobile phone. Here's how to sign up ...
- To Receive Spoken Alerts on your Mobile
Phone Washington Township uses the Morris County Emergency Notification System (also known as "Reverse 911 "),which allows alerts to be sent to up to 3 mobile phone numbers of your choosing. Identical alerts are sent simultaneously to main phones and mobile phones.
To register your mobile numbers, go to https://morriscounty.onthealert.com and establish an account.
(** Note that there is typically a several week delay in adding your mobile numbers to the 911 database **)
- To Receive Text Message Alerts on your Mobile Phone
Washington Township sends alerts by text message via the Nixie System to mobile devices capable of receiving standard Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging.
To sign up, simply send the message 07853 (the main WT zip code) to address 888777.
Sign up for Washington Township's Face Book and Twitter Feed
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Visit our Facebook page and like us.
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Follow us on Twitter @Washingt onTwp
- or text "Follow @Washingt onTwp " to 40404
Consider a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radio to receive real time weather alerts.
These are available from a variety of sources (check on-line for different suppliers)