Buncombe County News

Sign Up for “Text Alert” and Be Prepared for Weather Emergencies

Heavy rains, flooding and snowstorms during this past year served as an unwelcome reminder that weather in this part of North Carolina can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous. To help residents be more prepared for extreme weather, Buncombe County has joined with Nixle, an emergency communication system that allows the county to quickly notify citizens of weather emergencies. To sign up, just text “BCALERT” to 888777, and you’ll automatically receive a text alert of any life-threatening emergency.