Does it seem like everyone around you knows when there's road work, water mains being flushed or roads being closed in Oneonta and you don't?  There's an easy way to get Oneonta alerts for this kind of information.  The City of Oneonta in partnership with Nixle, has a Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:

1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone
2. Go to and sign up via the Nixle Widget
3. Download and install the Nixle app to your smartphone Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to and creating a User Profile.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our organizations, residents, community members and business owners. All alerts are targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the City of Oneonta. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, Web, Social Media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time. Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit

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