Farmington Hills replaces Nixle resident alert system

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A firm that provided critical messaging services during Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing has replaced the Nixle.com alert system in Farmington Hills.

The city is contracting with Everbridge to send notifications via text, phone call, or email about severe weather, fires, floods, road closures, water main breaks, warming/cooling centers, event cancellations, election precinct location changes, and more.

FH Alert

“We have a commitment to ensure public safety and provide critical information as quickly and reliably as possible,” Mayor Ken Massey said in a press release. “The FH Alert system allows Farmington Hills to proactively disseminate information across all types of devices.”

Residents with a landline phone are listed in the Farmington Hills 9-1-1 database and will automatically be subscribed to FH Alert (for mass notifications only) via their home phone. Listed resident may opt out of the system online.

To register for the FH Alert notification system, visit fhgov.com and click on the FH Alert icon on the home page. You will be directed to a login page where you will set up an account and complete a profile page to customize the service. Current Nixle users must re-register with FH Alert.

Anyone can subscribe, but notifications are based on geographical locations, so if you do not have a Farmington Hills address, you may register using the City Hall address: 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.