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PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS
Click here to view the: PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS 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 Events.
New Yorkers can subscribe for NY-Alert to receive critical information and emergency alerts on what is happening in their area. NY-Alert contains critical, emergency-related information including instructions and recommendations in real-time by emergency personnel. Information may include severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous material spills and other emergency conditions.
All areas of New York State are included in the system, and you can decide which area you would like to receive alerts about.
Signing up is free, and messages can be received by phone, email, text and fax.
The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.
It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.
Click here to learn more about the National Terrorism Advisory System.
When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you. This page describes different warning alerts you can get and how to get them.
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are just one of the ways public safety officials can quickly and effectively alert the public to serious emergencies.
What you need to know about WEAs:
- WEAs can be sent by state and local public safety officials, the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the president of the United States.
- WEAs look like text messages but are designed to get your attention with a unique sound and vibration repeated twice.
- WEAs are no more than 360 characters and include the type and time of the alert, any action you should take and the agency issuing the alert.
- WEAs are not affected by network congestion and will not disrupt texts, calls or data sessions that are in progress.
- You are not charged for receiving WEAs and there is no need to subscribe.
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Emergency Alert System (EAS)
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.
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
The National Weather Service (NWS) continuously broadcasts warning, watches, forecasts and non-weather related hazard information 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.
Click here to learn more about the NOAA Weather and All Hazards Radio
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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, Suffolk Alert and the county web page in addition to these Facebook and Twitter pages.
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