Henrico County has many methods to initiate a public warning message. This includes: Local television and radio stations, Use of cable access (Channel 17), Use of the Emergency Alert System with the National Weather Service.
There are two new tools in the public notification toolkit - the Henrico Telephone Emergency Notification System (HTENS) and the Henrico Alert System (HAS). Depending on the type of emergency, public safety and emergency management personnel will be able to share real-time information with users of these systems to help save lives, property, and to share information on what to do in times of crisis.
How Do I Sign Up?
The HTENS system requires no additional action by citizens. If you have a landline telephone, you are automatically enrolled in this system. This system does not notify Voice Over Internet Protocol users, as those telephone numbers are not included automatically in the Verizon E-911 database. To opt in to the E-911 services, contact your VOIP provider. Alternately, you can sign up for the Henrico Alert System to receive information.
The HAS system depends on wireless devices to get information out. Visit http://www.henricoalert.org for information how to sign up. Many frequently asked questions are answered at https://www.henricoalert.org/faq.php.