Fires. Road closures. Gas leaks. How will you find out about emergencies and disasters?
Your safety is our top concern. Early warning helps save lives and property. That’s why Athens County wants to make sure you know about emergencies and disasters as they happen.
Athens County will use the Alert Athens County system to let you know about issues that may affect your safety. The Alert Athens County system will allow public safety officials to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you find out about an emergency right away.
Receive important messages from the City on your phone, email, and more.
The Alert Athens County system can deliver messages to you any way you want—on your home phone, cell phone, email, and more. This way, we can reach you in any emergency. We may also use the system in non-emergency situations to let you know about important events, such as meetings, road closures, or boil orders.
How does it work?
The process begins when public safety officials issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including listed land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don’t confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.
Your help by April 30th is critical.
The success of Alert Athens County relies on YOU! Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you in an emergency. Please register for Alert Athens County as soon as possible. Registering is easy and only takes a few minutes, just go to http://miniurl.com/z0mu.