Monroe County residents encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts

BLOOMINGTON – The Monroe County Emergency Management Office has been working to ensure that all interested Monroe County citizens can sign up for important alerts through our alert system with Everbridge Inc.

“It is our goal as an Emergency Management Office to ensure that our citizens have access to critical information when time is crucial. These alerts can help you better prepare yourself and your family in the event of a storm or other hazard that may impact our county,” states Justin Baker, Deputy Director of Monroe County Emergency Management.

“The alert system will send you an alert message via text or email that can advise you of severe weather, notifications of emergency incidents that are occurring within the county, and scheduled outdoor tornado warning system tests,” adds Baker.

To create an account and sign up for the alerts, visit and complete the fields with your first and last name, phone number, and work or home address. Addresses are requested as the alert system can map out emergencies or incidents that are happening near your residence or place of work.

The Office invites citizens who have difficulty signing up to email the same information that is requested above to After emailing your information to that address, an Emergency Management staff member will input the information into the system for you. All information received by the Emergency Management Office will be kept confidential.

Residents who may not have email access can sign up for the alerts by calling the Emergency Management Office directly at 812-325-4321.
For any questions, contact Justin Baker at or at 812-325-4321.