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New Emergency Notification System to Begin in Upper St. Clair

Receive alerts about emergencies, road closures, power outages and more.

will soon launch a new emergency notification system, called USC Notify.

A test will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The alert system will allow township officials to contact residents in the event of an emergency and also update residents on events such as road closures, power outages and water main breaks.

All white pages information has been entered into USC Notify.

If you have an unlisted number or would like to add additional contact information, go to https://twpusc.onthealert.com and enter your contact information. You will have to option to receive alerts through your cell phone, email and opt for text alerts as well.

What do you think about Upper St. Clair's new emergency notification system? Tell us in the comments.

Becky Brindle January 27, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I am thrilled about this new communication tool! It's going to be very helpful for residents.
Sue February 02, 2012 at 01:06 AM
This new systems 'test' on Wed., Feb. 1 at 4:09PM, temporarily knocked out my phone lines, thus interrupting my alarm system, who then called my emergency contact, who panicked when she couldn't contact me, thus making a trip to my house, where I luckily happened to be, so no doors were broken down, and now could cost me for a tech to come see what the problem is. I do hope the kinks are worked out so this doesn't happen every time there is a power outage (which I will already know about when I can't turn on my lights).
Becky Brindle February 02, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Hi Sue, thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds crazy! I would encourage you to contact the township office at 412.831.9000 and talk to someone in the IT department about your experience. The good news, I don't believe there were any other reports of disruption today. But for any of you reading, if you did have a similar experience, you should definitely contact the township office as well.

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