Buncombe County Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for BC Alerts

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If there’s one thing Buncombe County has learned from the pandemic, it’s that time is of the essence in a crisis, and it’s also critical in the recovery after.

Buncombe County residents can stay up-to-date on emergency situations by signing up for BC Alerts by texting “BCAlert” to 99411 or by clicking here.

Users can select which type of notices they’d like to receive, the languages for the communications, and even TTY options. These alerts include key information about COVID vaccines and waitlists as well.


If residents have previously signed up for BC Alerts, they will need to re-register in order to continue receiving them due to a change in emergency alert providers. Visit www.buncombecounty.org to learn more.

Prepared by Buncombe County.