Nixle Alerting System

Vermilion County now uses the Nixle Alerting System that is available to all Vermilion County residents. Using this system you can receive immediate severe weather and tornado warnings, severe storm watches and advisories such as heavy snow, icy conditions, wind chill and more.

No need to find the right channel on the TV or tune into the right station on the radio. The Nixle Alerting System will send advisories, watches and warnings as a text message directly to your cellphone. If your neighborhood needs to shelter in place or evacuate, the message will be sent out over Nixle directly to your cellphone with instructions on what you need to do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

And the best part, it cost you nothing. Simply text your local zip code to 888777 from your cellphone and then answer the confirmation message. It is that easy!