Press Release

For Immediate Release
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NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S NOTIFY NYC PROGRAM LAUNCHES SMS SHORT CODE FOR U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM’S CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE


Text USACHAMPS to 692692 to receive important updates and notifications about the Ticker Tape Parade


July 8, 2019 — New York City is making it easier for you to stay informed about Wednesday’s Ticker Tape Parade in honor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s historic World Cup victory. The New York City Emergency Management Department announced that beginning today, Notify NYC, the City’s official emergency communications program, has launched an opt-in short message service (SMS) to provide information about the celebration. New Yorkers and visitors can text the keyword USACHAMPS to 692692 (NYCNYC) to receive notifications and updates on weather, road closures, traffic or other information about Wednesday’s parade. Message and data rates may apply.

“We are excited to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s historic victory. As New Yorkers and Americans come out to support this incredible accomplishment, we are making it easier for them to stay up-to-date with the information they need as they enjoy the festivities,” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell said.

The Ticker Tape Parade will kick off on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. from Battery Park and travel north along Broadway to City Hall. Following the parade, Mayor de Blasio will host a ceremony at City Hall honoring the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team at 10:30 a.m.

Notify NYC is the City’s free, official source for information about emergency events and important City services. The opt-in SMS service is just one of many ways people can stay informed with Notify NYC. New Yorkers can download the Notify NYC mobile application, which is available for free download from iTunes or Google Play. To learn more about the Notify NYC program or to sign up, visit NYC.gov/NotifyNYC, call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115), or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter. 

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