On October 27, 2011, the
Wood/Wirt County LEPC began utilizing a new opt-in
communications service that allows us to send important, valuable
community information directly to residents using the latest
(The term “opt-in”
means that you have to specifically request to receive messages from
Since this is a
service, in order to receive these messages via text message, email,
or website, residents must register at
and specify the communities and agencies for which they wish to
Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages
to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text
message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at
Nixle’s web site at
include weather alerts or notification of any event or situation that
poses a potential safety hazard to our community, as well as other
relevant safety and community event information.
The service is secure, reliable, and
easy to use for both the LEPC and for the community that we serve.
Your information is totally secure; we cannot access is, nor do we
have any way of determining who is subscribed to the service.
Messages can be
sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius,
giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information
relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local
agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose
the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text
message, or over the web.
Nixle builds on the foundations of
other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter,
Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component: security. When
citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it
can be trusted.
We are very excited to have you
experience it for yourself.
Nixle is a community information service
provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable
communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that
connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents
in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted
consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails
and via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the
International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local
police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories.
For more information, visit