Craven County Emergency Management is now offering notification to citizens through the use of Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can sign up for a free Twitter account. Once you have signed up for an account, you can follow any number of Twitter accounts and take advantage of all the features. To learn more about Twitter, visit Twitter's about page.
Get Notifications Without a Twitter Account
Can I get Emergency Management notifications via Twitter without a Twitter account? Absolutely! By using Fast Follow you don't have to sign up or add your phone in order to receive updates via Twitter. Following are instructions for signing up without a Twitter account:
To begin receiving Craven County Emergency Management tweets using Fast Follow: Send "follow cravencountyem" (without quotes) to phone number 40404 and you will start receiving tweets from Emergency Management regarding events on your mobile device. Text messaging charges may apply depending on the rate plan you have with your provider.
To stop receiving Craven County Emergency Management tweets: Send "unfollow cravencountyem" (without quotes) to phone number 40404 and you will stop receiving tweets from the Emergency Management Twitter account. You can also use "stop" or "leave" in place of "unfollow".
Example: Sending "follow cravencountyem" to 40404 on your phone would mean you'd start getting SMS text messages whenever Craven County Emergency Management posts tweets regarding significant weather events or other events which could be dangerous to Craven County citizens.