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Montgomery College ALERT!

Montgomery College has teamed up with Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and its Alert Montgomery emergency notification system to send text and e-mail messages to the College community, in the event of delays, closures or emergencies at the College. To receive future messages, register online through the County’s Alert Montgomery Web site.

Subscribers to Montgomery College ALERT will automatically be enrolled in the County-wide emergency alert notification system.

Montgomery College ALERT!

Sign Up for text and e-mail messages in the event of Montgomery College delays, closures or emergencies.

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College closures or delayed openings, due to inclement weather, will also be communicated through “Montgomery College ALERT.” In addition, these messages will continue to be shared with the college community via a broad variety of communication vehicles, including the College Web site, broadcast e-mails, the College cable television station, the main phone number for the College, and Washington area media outlets.

Those registering for emergency notification will be requested to give their name, e-mail address and phone number, and then to choose the Montgomery College ALERT option. Please note that while signing up for Montgomery College ALERT is free of charge, wireless carriers may charge users a fee to receive text messages.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Montgomery College ALERT!

 

1. What is Montgomery College ALERT?
Montgomery College ALERT is a service offered by Montgomery College, in partnership with Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, which uses cell phone, pagers, or mobile device text messages and/or e-mail messages to notify Montgomery College students and employees in the event of collegewide and campus closings, delays, and emergencies. Montgomery College ALERT is a message group within the County’s Alert Montgomery emergency notification system. Please note that while signing up for “Montgomery College ALERT” is free of charge, wireless carriers may charge users a fee to receive text messages.

 

2. How do I register for Montgomery College ALERT?
To receive messages from Montgomery College ALERT, you must set up an account through the Montgomery County Alert Montgomery emergency notification system. Access to Alert Montgomery is through its Web site alert.montgomerycountymd.gov. Sign in as a new user, give your name, e-mail or cell phone numbers, and then select the “Montgomery College ALERT” option. Subscribers to “Montgomery College ALERT” will automatically be enrolled in the County-wide emergency alert notification system, which would issue alerts in the case of a major emergency that impacts or may impact County’s residents.

 

3. How many devices/e-mail addresses can I add to my account?

You can register to receive alerts on multiple devices and at multiple e-mail addresses. You can add or delete devices (cell phones, pagers, PDA’s) or e-mail addresses to your account.

 

4. How does Montgomery College ALERT work?
In an emergency situation, an alert will be sent by a member of a small designated group of Montgomery College employees. You will receive an e-mail message or text message on your cell phone, mobile device or e-mail address. Read these messages promptly and follow the instructions.

 

5. What types of alerts will be sent?
Alerts from Montgomery College will be sent to announce collegewide and campus closings, delays, or emergencies. Alerts from Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security include watches or warnings for severe weather, emergencies impacting major County transportation routes, and changes in the national Homeland Security Advisory System. College closures or delayed openings, due to inclement weather, will also be communicated through “Montgomery College ALERT.” In addition, these messages will continue to be shared with the college community via a broad variety of communication vehicles, including the College Web site, broadcast e-mails, the College cable television station, the main phone number for the College, and Washington area media outlets.

 

6. How can I find out about Montgomery College’s emergency procedures?
Montgomery College’s Emergency Procedures and other resources are available at www.montgomerycollege.edu/emergency.

 

7. Who do I contact with a question about Montgomery College ALERT?
Contact Steve Maloney, Montgomery College’s Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, by e-mail at stephen.maloney@montgomerycollege.edu.

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