Hamptons Happenings: Community: Southampton Urges Residents to Sign-Up Emergency Alerts
Town of Southampton
Town Urges Residents to Sign-Up
for Notify Me® Emergency Alerts
Dear Neighbors and Visitors:
As a coastal community, we must prepare for any emergency -whether it is a hurricane, fire, flood, or snow storm. An important priority, Southampton Town is constantly improving its own readiness through planning and hands-on exercises, and by coordinating with county, state, and federal agencies.
Recognizing that preparation is our best defense, we have released a new brochure, Be Prepared. (Available in English & Spanish) Updated, handy, and compact, the pamphlet is designed specifically for Southampton residents, with valuable information such as: important telephone numbers, advice on caring for the elderly and those with special needs, ensuring your pet’s safety, protecting your home or business, and assembling a “go bag” and home emergency kit. Pick up your Be Prepared brochure at the following locations:
Southampton Town Hall
Town Senior Centers
Parks & Recreation Office
Chambers of Commerce
Southampton Youth Services (SYS)
In addition, citizens can also register for the new CodeRED notification system. CodeRED is now used by local governments, schools, universities and utilities. The CODE RED emergency notification system is an extremely high speed communication service capable of delivering millions of pre-recorded emergency telephone messages per day to Suffolk County homes and businesses. CODE RED also has high speed email and text messaging capability. Participants may register up to two phone numbers and one email address. Adding your contact information will ensure that you will be included when a message is sent. So if you’re wanting to register your elderly family members to the alert notifications, look into senior ease of use phones, if you were to look here, such phones still exist, then register the given number to CodeRED.
You are encouraged to use these new resources to assist you in keeping you and your family safe. With improved technology and better tracking, we now have the means to obtain advance notification of severe weather events, regional emergencies, and how best to prepare for them.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town’s Citizens’ Response Center (CRC) at (631) 702-2440, or contact the Emergency Management Office at (631) 728-3400.
Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
SOUTHAMPTON TOWN NOTIFICATIONS
The Town’s Citizens’ Response Center (CRC)
can now provide “followers” and “friends” with real time updates about emergencies and important events. These notices will include public service announcements, notifications about road closures, extreme traffic situations, as well as other important information.
To sign up for CODE RED, click here
CODE RED is a free and secure service offered by the Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) that can provide you with important information in times of emergency, including the threat of severe weather.
Data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. For more information, or to sign up over the phone, please contact the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management during regular business hours at (631) 852-4900.
Facts about CODE RED:
· If a call is not answered, CODE RED will deliver the message in its entirety to voicemail and answering devices.
· CODE RED messages can be delivered in text format to the hearing impaired via TTY/TDD equipment.
· Message recipients may dial the toll-free number displayed on their Caller ID to hear the last CODE RED message delivered to that phone number.
· When you receive a call from CODE RED, your caller ID will show that the call is coming from (866) 419-5000 and the caller will be Emergency Communications.