Monroe County is subject to coastal flooding conditions due to tropical storms and hurricanes. The Monroe County Emergency Management Department Opens a New Window. , in coordination with the National Weather Service, relays updates of threatening weather to government and media outlets. These advisories are broadcasted on local radio and television stations.
Monroe County's Alert Monroe uses the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, including severe weather, fires, flooding, and other emergencies. Alert Monroe can also send routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.
Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS (text), home phone, email, fax, or pager—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Monroe County public white/yellow page database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
The Monroe County website will also notify residents of any emergency alerts. Subscribe to the website's Notify Me service to receive email updates on county emergencies.