South Central Alert

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We can’t alert you if we can’t reach you!

The South Central Task Force (SCTF) and Cumberland County Department of Public Safety (DPS) are encouraging those who live and/or work in Franklin, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, York, Lancaster or Lebanon County to register with the SCTF’s new mass public notification system South Central Alert.  This system will be utilized by emergency managers in the 8 counties listed above to alert citizens of urgent situations such as evacuation notices and instructions, shelter in place notifications or boil water advisories.  This system is separate from notification systems that your local municipality or school district may use and WILL NOT be used to announce community events (fairs, parades), political messages or general weather statements. 

Notifications are made geographically, so that we can select the exact area affected by an emergency situation.  All white page and yellow page listings for the 8 county region have already been entered into South Central Alert, but the system can do much more.  Those registering can add up to 10 notification paths (cell phone, work phone, email, text messaging) and can register up to 5 locations (work, children’s schools, family member’s homes, etc.). 


Individuals may also register by contacting Cumberland County DPS via email at e-mail or by phone at 717-218-2917.