The city of Shinnston is the newest community to join the Nixle Alert Program.
Nixle sends messages to your cell phone or your email.
Messages can include road closures, boil advisories, event updates and suspect information.
It also sends out information about missing persons.
The service is free for anyone who wants to receive messages.
To sign up for Nixle alerts in your community, visit http://www.nixle.com/.