LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County is making it easier for residents to learn about emergencies and severe weather in the area.

A new system is allowing residents to receive emergency notifications and alerts through email, text messages and pages.

The alert system is voluntary but covers emergencies including Amber Alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closures and emergency preparedness measures. Recipients will get updates and sometimes instructions on where to go and what to do.

Anyone interested in getting the alerts can register at the following website:

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