Know where to go for timely, consistent and reliable Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) during an emergency.
- Sign up with your state and/or local emergency management office to receive emergency alerts and notifications.
- Monitor local news coverage for emergency information, including evacuation orders, boil water advisories, and air quality reports. Beware of rumors, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government.
- Turn on Wireless Emergency Alerts notifications on your smartphone.
- Friend and follow local and state public health departments and emergency management offices on social media.
- Know the difference between a severe weather watch and a warning, and what to do in response to each.
- Talk through an age and developmentally appropriate version of your Emergency Action Plan, including two ways out of each room in house fire, with your children.
- Sign up to receive Health Alert Network (HAN) email updates about urgent public health incidents.
- Know your flood risk and contact your local emergency management office to learn whether landslides or debris flows have occurred in your area.
- Keep a weather radio at home and in the office and tuned to your local National Weather Radio station for weather alerts and information 24 hours a day.
- Emergency Alert System (FCC)
- Wireless Emergency Alert (FCC)
- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards network (NOAA/NWS)
- Weather Safety Information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NOAA/NWS)
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018, 09:25 AM
- Page last updated: August 23, 2018, 09:25 AM
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