Many Cherokee County residents easily recall the snowy weather event from January of 2014. While many don’t want to experience a Snowpocolypse event again, it is important to be prepared and informed. One way to do this, is through signing up for community alerts through Nixle.
You may subscribe to receive these alerts via text message or email from local law enforcement and community agencies. Sign up is free and you can subscribe to a variety of agencies within the vicinity of your home address or zip code. The City of Holly Springs, City of Canton, City of Woodstock, and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office all use Nixle.
Nixle alerts not only inform of weather events and warming centers, but of local road closures, missing persons, and other situations. On Jan. 8, 2016 a Nixle advisory was sent out in response to an incident that took place near Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock. The advisory stated that an arrest had been made in a Jan. 7, 2016 road rage incident. This same incident was shared via the Woodstock Police Department Twitter feed on Jan. 7 when residents were asked to detour away from Ridgewalk Parkway and the I-575 northbound entrance ramp.
The Woodstock Police Department is not the only law enforcement agency taking advantage of social media in 2016. If you have a Twitter account, you can receive notifications for accounts of interest including the Woodstock Police Department, Holly Springs Police Department, and Canton Police Department. Tweets from these local agencies often advise of road closures, missing persons, weather alerts, community initiatives and other pertinent information.
Holly Springs Police: @HollySpringsPD
Canton Police Department: @cantonpolicega
Woodstock Police Department: @WoodstockPD
If you’re not on Twitter yet, we encourage you to sign up so that you can access local information from these agencies as well as from the TowneLaker Magazine!