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Sign Up for Buncombe's Emergency Notification System

When emergency situations happen, time is the most important factor in keeping yourself and your family safe. Recent events have taught us that the sooner you know to about a dangerous situation, the better. With Nixle, you can sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Emergency Services as soon as disaster strikes. Text BCALERT to 888-777 to sign yourself up today, or go to and click the Nixle button: Nixle Button Smaller on the center of the page. When you sign up, we will be able to send you emergency notifications or alerts.

Nixle communicates with the public by text messaging, email and voice messaging, providing communications to the public for emergency communications and alerts such as missing person reports, traffic safety tips and news about various agencies.