SWIFT911 Questions and Answers

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What is Swift 911?
Swift 911 is a computerized telephone calling system that can be used to notify you of an emergency situation such as a severe storm evacuation or a dangerous situation.

How does Swift 911 work?
Each resident and business within the Town of Oyster Bay will receive a telephone message with the emergency alert.

Who activates the system?
Only the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Safety can activate or send an alert.

I have an unlisted phone number. Will I be listed in the data base?
To be sure you are listed, sign up for Swift 911 alerts by providing your information by mail or by logging onto https://oysterbaytown.com/swift911/ and clicking the Swift 911 link at the right.

If I do not have internet access, how can I sign up?
Call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.

How can I be sure that I am listed in the database?
The Town’s list of phone numbers comes from a variety of sources. If you receive the test phone call on September 4th, you are listed in the database. If not, simply provide your information by logging onto https://oysterbaytown.com/swift911/

How can I get a text message?
Simply provide your information by logging onto https://oysterbaytown.com/swift911/ and click on the Swift 911 link at the right. Or call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.

I’d rather not be listed – how can I take my name off of the system?
Simply provide your information by logging onto https://oysterbaytown.com/swift911/. Click on the Swift 911 link at the right and select the “Remove” button. You can also call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.