Street paving, phone outages, weather alerts, natural gas leaks, and more...oh my!  Those are the kind of alerts you can get on your phone if you sign up to receive local public safety alerts via nixle.com.

The Nixle Community Notification System alerts residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. Here's how it works:

First, you need to register with nixle.com and it's really easy.  You just need to enter your zip code on the website home page OR simply text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation text to your phone. If you want to customize what kind of alerts you receive: go to www.nixle.com and create a User Profile.

The Nixle service is secure, reliable and easy to use and it not only sends alerts via text to your phone but it also sends message by Email, voice, on the nixle.com website, social media, and through the Nixle Mobile App.

If you get message through the nixle.com website, they look like this...

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Whatever zip code you put in, the program will show you any alerts for that area (if there are any).

For more information, visit www.nixle.com.