Fires. Road closures. Gas leaks. How will you find out about county-wide 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.
The Alert Athens County System will let you know about issues that may affect your safety.
The Alert Athens County system will allow Athens County to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you find out about an emergency right away.
Receive important messages from the County on your phone, email, and more.
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 County-related events, such as meetings, parade closures, or street closures.
How does it work?
The process begins when the County 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.
The success of this service relies on YOU. Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you in an emergency. Please update your contact information as soon as possible. Updating is easy and only takes a few minutes, just go to http://www.athenscountyema.org and click on the link or http://miniurl.com/z0mu.
Thank you in advance for you cooperation and participation in this important program.