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Northeast Kansas Regional Notification System

Douglas County encourages residents to sign up for the NE Kansas Regional Notification System which is a free call notification system being utilized by Douglas County to provide residents with health and safety information including weather alerts sent by the National Weather Service in Topeka.

To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/NEKSNotification and create an account. For help with the specific steps, use our Account Set Up Guide. You can always edit or update your account by visiting the same website and logging in.

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The NE Kansas Regional Notification system is a free call notification system which provides residents free access to weather alerts and emergency alerts from Douglas County and other participating counties in NE Kansas. Individuals are able to select which alerts he/she would like to receive from a single or multiple counties.

The system is provided at no cost to users as this system has been purchased by the Northeast Region Homeland Security Council through grant funds.

SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NE KANSAS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Go to http://bit.ly/NEKSNotification
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Sign Up:

  • Create a Username
    • Usernames must be a minimum of 4 acceptable characters. Acceptable characters are: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, period, dash (-), underscore (_), and at symbol (@). No other characters or symbols are permitted at this time.
  • Enter your first and last name.
  • Create a Password
    • Password must be 8 to 64 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. Special characters are permitted, but limited to !@#$%^&*()
  • Select a security question and answer.
  • Enter a Registration Email Address. This address is used to send temporary passwords
  • Accept the Terms of Use by checking the box

Click Create Your Account
My Profile:
After creating your user name and password, you’ll be brought to a page where you can complete your profile. Your first and last name and your registration e-mail are carried over.

Here’s How to Contact Me:
Enter how you want to receive alerts (SMS text messages, email, mobile phones, landlines, etc.). The order of these contact paths will be the order we will try and reach you in the event of an emergency.

My Locations:
You can register as a resident or business. Choose a name/description for your Location. This can be "Home", "Work", "DayCare", etc.
The system sends alerts based on a geographical location. Insert up to five addresses for which you want to receive an alert if the location is affected by an incident or upcoming event.

Use your company name for first and last name if registering a business.

After entering your address, click Verify This Address to confirm it shows up correctly on the map. Once confirmed, click This is my Location.

Click Add Another Location to add your next address. If you are done, click Save & Continue.

My Alert Subscriptions:
Sign Up for Alerts
Select which weather alerts you want to receive (these will be based upon your location(s) entered).
To ensure you receive emergency alerts from Douglas County, please check the box next to -Douglas County Notifications-. If you don't click this box, we cannot reach you during an emergency!!

Review the Information you entered! You can make any edits to your account here.

Click Finish to complete your registration. Congratulations!

Individuals can personalize which weather alerts he/she would like to receive. The system also has the capability of providing other health and safety information during disasters or other emergencies to subscribers in a specified geographical area. Because this is a regional system, individuals can select emergency alerts and weather alerts from multiple participating counties.

Weather alerts are triggered to your devices when your location(s) are in the selected weather alert. For example, if you select Tornado Warning and enter an address (location) in Eudora, you will receive the Tornado Warning alert only when your specific location is included in the Tornado Warning polygon issued by the National Weather Service.

Yes, you will need to create a new account in the NE Kansas Regional Notification System in order to continue to receive weather alerts. The IRIS system will be turned off at midnight on July 21st. On July 22nd, you will no longer receive IRIS alerts.