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CivicReady Emergency Alerts
Sign Up for Emergency and Routine Notifications
We want to make sure our citizens are safe and informed. The CivicReady mass notification solution is a communication service available to our citizens to receive emergency and routine notifications. You have the ability to customize your notification preferences by signing up below. Communication can be received through email, text and/or phone call according to your selections and based on address locations that you specify. The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared.
We will contact you through CivicReady in the event of an emergency or other routine events based on your subscription preferences.
Examples of Emergency Notifications:
Other incidents that require rapid communication
Examples of Routine Notifications:
Other routine events
Storm Based Warnings
Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings are NOT issued based on entire counties. Instead, these warnings are issued based on polygon areas that are drawn by meteorologists at the NWS office. This allows better targeting of people in the actual threat area instead of warning people where a storm will not affect. Services such as CivicReady, use the storm based warning information to alert registered users if their address falls within a warning polygon. Some systems, such as the NOAA All Hazards Radio System, Cable TV, and some mobile apps, are still based on entire counties. By having a NOAA All Hazards radio, you can be notified if a warning is issued anywhere in the county then confirm your address is officially included in the warning by receiving a notification from CivicReady. This two source method provides redundancy and confirmation for severe weather warnings.
Being prepared means being informed. The more information you have before, during and after an emergency the better the odds of a positive outcome. Understanding the different types of emergencies and knowing what to do will also improve the likelihood of a positive outcome. We’ve created this site to inform you of the different types of emergencies, to help you make a plan and build a kit to have with you should an emergency arise and help you get involved with the community so that you can assist in keeping yourself safe.
Being caught unprepared and having little knowledge of what to do next can only make a bad situation worse. While it’s not most people’s favorite thing to think about, planning and preparing for the worse is the best way to improve your odds of a positive outcome. A well-rounded plan includes: How to be ready for any situation, Preparing a kit of essential items, What to do in the event of a disaster or emergency, and Learning the emergency places of places you frequent such as place of work, schools, daycares, and shopping centers.
A "Kit" is simply a collection of items you may need in an emergency. It may be necessary to have more than one kit such as one for home and one this is more mobile or easy to carry. It’s best to build your kit well in advance of any event and have it on standby in a place that’s easily accessible. It’s possible that you will have to survive on your own following an emergency. It could take a considerable amount of time before emergency or rescue officials will be able to reach out. And it’s possible that basic services such as electricity and water won’t be available. Having a kit containing your own food and water with enough quantity of each to last at least 72 hours is advised. Supplies such as medicines, flashlights, and tools are important as well.
Major disasters can overwhelm first responders. Having a well informed and trained group of volunteers made up of citizens and neighbors will help get the first responders where they are needed more and ensure a safe homeland. Here is how you can get involved: Volunteer - get trained and volunteer with a Community Emergency Response Team, Medical Reserve Corps unity and/or Citizen Corps Partner Program or Affiliate Organization.; Connect and collaborate with your local emergency planning group, Citizen Corps Council or local emergency management agency.; Join or start a preparedness project that will teach others how to prepare for emergencies; Donate cash or goods in times of emergency.