County urges residents to sign-up for Connect CTY

LIHU‘E — In light of the recent hurricane that struck the East Coast, county officials on Tuesday urged residents and businesses who have not yet signed up for Connect CTY to do so.

Connect CTY is a free mass notification service utilized by the county to alert the public about civil defense emergencies including: tsunamis; hurricanes; earthquakes; flash floods; and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of residents and visitors, a county news release states.

This service augments other venues of public notification, such as news releases, radio and television interviews and the Internet.

“I strongly encourage those who haven’t had a chance to sign for Connect CTY yet to please do so as this will enable them to receive important information about emergencies,” said Theodore Daligdig III, Civil Defense manager, in the release. “I also want to remind residents and businesses whose published phone numbers have changed within the past year to call us and let us know what their current number is so we can update our files.”

Although all publicly available residential and business phones on Kaua‘i are included in the county’s Connect-CTY system, along with those who have signed up for the service, any changes should be reported to the county.

In addition, anyone wanting to include alternate means of contact in their file may add their cell phone number, text device/pager and email information to the Connect-CTY system for an even greater chance of being contacted especially if they’re away from their land line.

To register for Connect-CTY, visit www.kauai.gov. To provide updated information for the Connect CTY service, call 241-1800.

Those without Internet access can have their phone number and other pertinent information added to the county database by calling 241-1800.

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