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Alerts Emergency Notification System




In an emergency, disaster or dangerous situation, alerting the public is vital to Public Safety Officials.  Transylvania County has an emergency alert system that allows law enforcement and emergency management to quickly send out an emergency alerts to residents in any affected area of the county.  Transylvania County Alerts Emergency Notification System (TEAM) is designed to instantly reach cell phones, landline numbers, email addresses, pagers and desktop alerts when an urgent county alert needs to be communicated.  In the event of an emergency, a text message, voice call, or email will be sent to the contact information you registered with the system.  T.E.A.M. Alerts will notify you in the event of an emergency, such as an evacuation, flooding or law enforcement warning.  This is a free service provided by Transylvania County; however, normal messaging fees may be applied by your service provider. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities.


To sign up to receive emergency alerts in Transylvania County, go to the following website and fill out the TEAM Alert Form.  The website is www. can also register from your cell phone by texting TEAMALERT to 69310

You must remove all signatures and other texts in the body of your message. You will receive a confirmation text message letting you know you have been signed up to receive TEAM Alerts.  Your TEAM Alerts will originate from the following:


ü  Voice Calls: 828-883-9350

ü  Text Messages: 69310

ü  Emails:


The originating phone numbers should be saved in your phone book as “TEAM Alerts” to be sure you know when the county is trying to contact you. The email address should be saved in your address book so it is not filtered as spam or junk mail.  You will only receive emergency notifications issued by Transylvania County unless you choose to receive additional alerts. You can receive alerts on any landline number, email address or pager. All of these options are available on the sign-up page.  By signing up for TEAMS Alerts, you can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are – at home, at school, or at work.  Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency.