The City of Grove City has teamed up with the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department to offer a new county-wide emergency notification and warning system, ALERT Franklin County.

The ALERT Franklin County system will be used to notify residents about emergencies, such as severe weather events, natural disasters, terrorism alerts and more. Residents can also opt-in to receive important Grove City community alerts, such as emergency messages, electric outages and major road closures.

ALERT Franklin County is customizable and allows residents to choose what kind of community notifications they want to receive, how they would like to receive them and the location they want to receive them for. Alerts can be received via text message, phone (cell, home or business) and email. Text message is the fastest way to receive messages.

ALERT Franklin County enables officials to provide critical information directly to you as emergencies happen. The alerts provide information on where to go, what to do and how to stay informed through text message, email, cell phone, home phone or work phone. Text message is the fastest way to receive notifications.

Emergency notifications will be issued when there are imminent threats to life, health and safety for residents in Franklin County. Non-emergency notifications will be issued by local government department/agencies having information that may affect the geographic locations you have registered for. You will only receive non-emergency notifications for the topics that you opt-in to.

Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security and all jurisdictions within Franklin County are authorized to issue alerts. Alerts may go out to everyone with an account and policy makers within Franklin County.

Anyone can register for ALERT Franklin County. Whether you live, work, travel through, or have family/friends in Franklin County the service is available to you. However, only addresses within Franklin County will ever receive an alert from the system. Individuals and businesses that have their information available in the white and yellow pages are already included in the system and will receive emergency notifications through landline only.