Sign Up For Emergency Alerts & Warnings
When Geary County is experiencing an emergency situation, emergency managers and public information officers will use the following media to get official information out as quickly as possible to a wide audience:
- Emergency Notification Alert System (make sure you are signed up to receive all alerts including county wide). Complete information is available HERE.
- Geary County Emergency Management Facebook page @gearyem will carry the latest information on the event as soon as it is available.
- Local KJCK radio at 1490 AM or 107.9 FM and updates at jcpost.com
Do not call 911 to get information about a disaster. The 911 center will be busy with calls for life-threatening emergencies and will not be able to provide information. Instead, use one of the Geary County information sources listed above.
If there is a threat to your life or property, however, do not hesitate to call 911. Keep in mind that there may be many other citizens doing the same thing, so be patient and give the 911 operator all of the information that they request.
The North Eastern Regional Kansas Homeland Security Council Alert program can help you receive accurate and timely information on your home landline phone and your cell phone.
In order to receive this information on your cell phone you need to complete the registration at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612434#/signup . By registering your cell phone on this site, you are able to link your number to one or more physical locations so that you can receive emergency information relevant to your area.
Complete information is available HERE.
And at Geary County Emergency management FaceBook @gearyem
IPAWS - Integrated Public Alert & Warning System
Organized by FEMA, IPAWS is the national alert and warning program. It provides public warning notifications for three alert categories— Presidential, AMBER, and Imminent Threat— simultaneously through multiple pathways, including:
- Emergency Alert System (EAS): used by alerting authorities to send detailed warnings to broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireline communication pathways
- Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA): Free, 90-character emergency text messages sent by local alerting authorities to equipped mobile devices within range of cell towers broadcasting in the affected area. To find out if your mobile device is capable of receiving WEA alerts, contact your cellular service provider.
- Compliant digital road signs, sirens, and other systems.
NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO
The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, or NWR, is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting forecasts, warnings, and emergency information 24 hours a day. It is a comprehensive weather and emergency information service available to the public.
All-hazards messages include weather events, technological incidents like chemical spills, AMBER alerts and national emergencies. NWR also broadcasts EAS notices.
A special weather radio receiver is required to receive NWR broadcasts. You can buy these radios at many retail outlets such as electronics stores and general hardware stores. Be sure to look for the Public Alert or NWR logo to ensure the radio meets technical requirements. Models identified as SAME (or Specific Area Message Encoding) receivers allow users to select alerts for specific geographic areas. For information on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, visit www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr.