Sign Up for Emergency and Routine Notifications
We want to make sure citizens are safe and informed. The CivicReady mass notification solution is a communication service available to our citizens to receive emergency and routine notifications. You have the ability to customize your notification preferences by signing up below. Communication can be received through email, text and/or phone call according to your selections and based on address locations that you specify. The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared.
We will contact you through CivicReady in the event of an emergency or other routine events based on your subscription preferences.
Examples of Emergency Notifications:
- Missing persons
- Local threats
- Severe weather alerts
- Other incidents that require rapid communication
Examples of Routine Notifications:
- Road closures
- Community events
- Trash pickups
- Other routine events
Sign up for emergency and routine alerts so that you can stay aware of community updates involving inclement weather, infrastructure repairs, and other alerts. Staying in the know will help you and your family stay safe during emergencies. Use this site and the notification system to prepare for different types of emergencies as well as learn more about events and happenings in McRae-Helena.
Sign up below and customize what alerts you would like to receive.
Make a Plan
Being caught unprepared and having little knowledge of what to do next can only make a bad situation worse. While sometimes uncomfortable, planning and preparing for the worst is the best way to improve your odds of a positive outcome. A well rounded plan includes:
- How to be ready for any situation
- Preparing a kit of essential items
- What to do in the event of a disaster or emergency
- Learning the emergency plans of places you frequent such as work, school, or shopping centers
Make sure each family member is aware of the plan and that you have a system in place for communicating or reconnecting in the event you are separated. Keep in mind pets, elderly family members, and family members with special needs when developing your plan. Ready Georgia has tools to help you customize an emergency plan for your family.
Build a Kit
A "kit" is simply a collection of items you may need in an emergency. It may be necessary to have more than one kit such as one for home and one that is more mobile or easy to carry. It's best to build your kit well in advance of any event and have it on standby in a place that's easily accessible. In extreme emergencies, it is possible that basic services such as electricity and water will not be available. Including food and water with enough of each to last at least 72 hours is advised. Other common supplies include flashlights, first aid kit, batteries, and a radio.
Major disasters can overwhelm first responders. Having a well informed and trained group of volunteers made up of citizens and neighbors will help get the first responders where they are needed more and ensure safety. Here is how you can get involved:
- Volunteer and train with the American Red Cross or another local church or organization
- Connect and collaborate with your local emergency management agency
- Join or start a preparedness project that will teach others how to prepare for emergencies
- Donate cash or goods in times of emergency