Just in time for severe weather season, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has renamed and expanded its text notification system. Now called AlertKC, residents will stay safe and in the know with weather warnings and community messages delivered directly to their phone.
Residents who are currently subscribed to the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Nixle system will continue to receive messages for those agencies and types for which they signed up.
AlertKC provides an efficient and secure way to send neighborhood-level information to residents who subscribe to the system. Through nixle.com, the City will send text message and email notifications to subscribers in a specific area, down to the 1/4 mile.
Individuals may begin registering now for AlertKC by completing the form below, texting their zip code to 888777, or by visiting nixle.com and providing their address or nearby intersection, a cell phone number and an email address by which to receive notifications. Subscribers may then choose which information they wish to receive: alerts, advisories and/or community messages (neighborhood news).
The City of Kansas City, Missouri plans to send out information in the following instances:
Alerts will be available for urgent matters that could adversely affect life and property, such as severe weather (i.e. tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, etc.), police and fire activity, boil orders, and health pandemics.
Advisories will be sent to residents in a specific geographic area regarding: water main breaks, wastewater overflows, major road closures, snow ordinances, food establishment closures, substantial food/drug recall, and unscheduled City office closures.
Community messages are neighborhood notifications sent via email. Examples include: scheduled trash delays, City-sponsored events, back-to-school vaccination clinics, food handler class announcements, etc.
AlertKC is available at no cost to residents or to the City of Kansas City, Mo. Standard text message rates apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers.
Residents may receive technical and non-technical assistance directly from Nixle by sending an email to email@example.com.
View answers to frequently asked questions about Nixle.