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Officials Urge Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

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The Butte-Silver Bow County Fire and Law Enforcement departments are encouraging residents to sign up for an emergency alert system known as Nixle.

Silver Bow County residents who sign up will receive emergency alerts about situations where an area may need to be evacuated.

The alerts will come via text message or email.

Butte - Silver Bow County Sheriff Ed Lester says the alert system protects the safety of residents and urges everyone to sign up.

"In certain instances where a certain area would be involved in a barricaded subject or something like that, where we would want people to stay out of the area, we would send out a Nixle indicating to stay away from that are until it was safe," Lester said. "So anyone who signs up will get those notifications and it would make them safer and our job easier."

To sign up for Nixle updates, click here.

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