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CivicReady - Emergency Notifications

What is CivicReady?

Columbus Consolidated Government has partnered with CivicReady to implement its mass notification solution. Available from CivicPlus, the integrated technology platform for local government, the CivicReady solution will allow Columbus Consolidated Government to issue urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings, and even routine communications to subscribed citizens via email, text message, and voicemail alert, to keep citizens safe and informed. In the event of a local emergency, citizens subscribed to CivicReady will benefit from immediate, actionable information and instructions sent via their preferred notification channel. For non-native English speaking citizens, CivicReady notifications can be automatically translated into one of 11 languages to maximize the effectiveness of the platform in ensuring mass awareness of potentially impactful situations.

The CivicReady solution also integrates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS). The IPAWS system leverages national emergency communication channels, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS), NOAA weather radios, digital road signage, and television broadcasts to provide area-specific alerts in times of emergency. By integrating its CivicReady system with IPAWS, Community Name will be able to reach as many people as possible during an emergency event, including those who have not opted-in to text, phone, or email communications, as well as travelers and visitors in the area.

What Types of Notifications will I Recieve?

  • Community Notifications
  • Extreme Heat
  • Floods
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hurricanes
  • Landslides
  • Pandemic
  • Thunderstorms & Lightning
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Wildfires
  • Winter Stores
  • And More...

Why should I be ready?

Emergencies happen all the time and knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency improves your odds of a positive outcome. Our emergency notifications send updated alerts directly to you keeping you informed on rapidly changing situations.

How Do I Sign Up?

We're here for you. Contact 311 anytime, anywhere.

Call 3-1-1 in Columbus/Muscogee County, or (706) 653-4000 from cell phones or outside of Columbus.

Call the TTY number (706) 225-4155.

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