Howard County Launches New Notification System

Howard County Government has launched its new notification system, NotifyMeHoward, to inform residents about severe weather in the area, special events, closings, volunteer opportunities, upcoming projects, potential scams or fraudulent activities, county road projects and other county news items. You can also sign up to receive e-newsletters and news about classes and events from the Howard County Library, information and updates regarding parenting and child care issues and information for older adults and caregivers.

Subscribers can build their own menu of alerts so that they will only receive the messages they want. Sign up for this free service at – and select the types of alerts you want to receive. Residents can sign up for rapid enrollment by texting HOWARD to 411911. Subscribers who use rapid enrollment will receive tornado warnings and anything else sent to “All Subscribers.” You can also find more information about the service by visiting NotifyMeHoward.organd clicking on “New User” or the frequently asked questions (FAQ) tab.

In case you weren’t already aware, Columbia Association has its own notification system for facility closings and delays. You can sign up for CA’s notifications by visiting so you can know before you go!


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