More Ways To Be Informed:
Stay informed during a disaster through emergency broadcasts.
Find out what kinds of disasters, both natural and accidental, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be notified.
Methods of getting your attention vary from community to community. One common method is to broadcast via emergency radio and TV broadcasts. You might hear a special siren, or get a telephone call or emergency workers may go door-to-door.
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires TV and radio broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and wireline video service providers to offer to the President the communications capability to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER (missing children) alerts and emergency weather information targeted to a specific area.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office to specially configured NOAA weather radio receivers. Learn more about the National Weather Radio
and consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio receiver.
Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems.
Suffolk County uses the Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notification System.
Sign Up for to Receive Emergency Notifications from the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management's Code Red System. Click here to learn more.
Get Code Red on your Smart Phone. Click here to learn more
Emergency Alert Messages on the Suffolk County Web page. The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will provide Instructions and information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during significant Emergencies. Visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov to view Suffolk County Emergency Alert Messages.
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service Upton NY
Mobile: Offering critical hurricane advisories and marine forecasts, the mobile format of National Hurricane Center's website is best suited for those users with SmartPhones, PDAs, or other modern cell phones capable of displaying basic HTML web pages. A selection of satellite imagery with zoom capability is also offered. These mobile pages can be directly accessed at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/mobile/
Additional Ways to Stay Informed from the National Weather Service:
National Hurricane Center Advisories in Alternate Formats (mobile, RSS, email, etc.)
Weather.gov Email Subscriptions
New York National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center on Facebook
Automated Climate Data, Local Forecasts, Marine Forecasts & Tide Reports are also available 24 hours a day from your local NWS Office at 631-924-0517.
New York State Office of Emergency Management
New York State’s All--Hazards Alert and Notification System. Click here to learn more.
The Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services uses a Facebook and Twitter page to provide fire safety and emergency preparedness information for Suffolk residents. During an emergency the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will provide information and/or instructions for Suffolk Residents on these Facebook and Twitter pages as needed. Please note that emergency information and instructions will distributed to residents via radio, television, Code Red and the county web page in addition to these Facebook and Twitter pages.
Feeds from the Suffolk Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Facebook and Twitter pages are shown below. We encourage Suffolk residents to follow these pages.