Did you know that as a Hamilton County resident, you can preregister with a system called Alert HC to receive real time safety alerts for up to 42 different alerts?   Some of these warnings include;

  • Tornado Warning
  • Shelter in place
  • Flash flood warning
  • Civil emergency message
  • Civil Danger warning
  • Evacuation
  • Municipal alerts

Residents can receive these alerts however they prefer.  Communication options include text message, email as well as a phone call notification.  Simply register at alerthc.org and select the notifications you would like to receive and the form of communication for your notifications.  Changes can easily be made at any time to your notification preferences.

Additionally, the Smart 911 system allows residents to provide a wide range of vital family information ahead of time that will be available to 9-1-1 call takers and first responders.  Medical information, medications, disabilities, pet information, and emergency contact information are examples of information that can be provided ahead of time through this system.  While on their way to your emergency, the first responders and 9-1-1 call takers will have this information on their computers and will be better prepared to serve your needs.

Both programs can be accessed by going to alerthc.org and follow the easy registration process.  There is no cost to take part in either of these programs.

 

Source: Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency and alerthc.org