NY-ALERT, the State’s all hazards alert and notification system, offers one-stop shopping through which State agencies, county and local governments, emergency service agencies and institutions of high learning can provide emergency information to a defined audience be it local, county, regional or state wide.
You can receive emergency information such as major road closures and weather events at home, work or on the go. And you can receive that information the way you chose: via email, telephone call at home, at work or through your cellular device; Simple Message Service (SMS) text message; fax; pager; and on the web through your RSS (Really Simple Syndicate) Reader or by visiting the RSS (Really Simple Syndicate) Reader or by visiting the NY-ALERT website:
NY-ALERT is free and subscription-based. Register today at:
If you do not have access to the worldwide web, you can still sign up for
NY-ALERT by calling 1 888-697-6972.
Being Prepared is as Easy as 1, 2, 3 .....
- Develop a Family Emergency Plan
- Emergencies can strike anywhere. Develop a plan at home, but also learn about plans at your workplace, school, or anywhere you and your family spend time.
- Stock up on Emergency Supplies
- During an emergency, electricity, heat, air conditioning or telephone service may not work. Be prepared to make it on your own for at least three days. Create an Emergency Supplies Kit and be sure to include water, food, portable radio and/ or TV, flashlight, plenty of extra batteries, manual can opener, health and hygiene items, tools and personal supplies.
- Be Aware
- Pay attention to the news, know your local radio and television stations, and be aware of your surroundings. If you see something unusual or suspicious, contact local law enforcement or call the Terrorism Tips Hotline at 1-866-SAFE-NYS. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to NY-ALERT.
For more information, visit the New York State Office of Emergency Management