When disaster strikes, receiving information quickly can significantly impact your health and welfare. The Washington County Department of Emergency Services maintains it's Citizen Emergency Alert program to provide that critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
First responders know that TIME is usually the most critical element during these major events. We want our citizens to be prepared. It's now possible to receive these notifications wherever you choose, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.
In addition to getting local alerts, FEMA has introduced their own app that allows you to receive alerts to your mobile devices for a variety of events and general life safety reminders.
This app will notify you of severe weather events, give you safety tips, help you locate a shelter and even allows you to upload event photos to assist first responders and emergency planners. In addition to these great resources, this app is capable of alerting about your at home life safety considerations like changing smoke alarm batteries.
For more information, click here or go to your mobile devices app store.