Athens County Emergency Management Agency and Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will be testing the Alert Athens County emergency messaging system across Athens County on Wednesday, March 5th at 9:50AM as part of the Ohio state wide tornado drill. All test messages will be clearly designated by the phrase, “THIS IS ONLY A TEST”.
Alert Athens County messages can be delivered by email, SMS/text message, over the World Wide Web and by calling your home telephone or cell phone directly. Notifications may include: Road Closings, Boil Orders, Hazardous Weather Warnings and various other emergency and community notices.
All wired telephones in the county are automatically entered into the system. But to receive messages on your cell phone or by Email you must register with Alert Athens County. Register now and learn more at http://www.athensema.org. Alert Athens County is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city and county agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering information to residents of geographically targeted areas and neighborhoods.