Know what disasters and hazards could affect the Rochester area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family needed to evacuate. Visit the following related links to learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.
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Know the Hazards and Threats
Natural, Manmade and Technological hazards and threats could affect the Rochester Community.
Below are potential examples of these.
Sign up for emergency alerts
Rochester City's Mass Notification System "CivicReady " is used to disseminate important messages regarding the safety or welfare of the community and non-emergency events or important updates. Examples would include water service emergencies, lost children or seniors, and hazardous situations that impact safety, property or welfare of our citizens. This service allows City officials to send out emergency and/or non-emergency notifications by phone, text, email and other contact methods to thousands of residents within minutes.
City of Rochester Emergency Alert Signup
Oakland County OakAlert Signup
National Weather Service
National Weather Service Alert Signup
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Outdoor Warning Siren System
Oakland County Warning Siren System
The differences between severe weather warnings and watches:
Tornado watches and warnings