Everbridge is a mass notification system designed to keep residents, businesses, and visitors informed of emergencies, including weather warnings, water main breaks, public safety alerts, and natural disasters. Local authorities in partner communities use Everbridge to alert you and keep you informed.
We also use the system for non-emergency notifications such as short term road closures and water utility maintenance.
To get notices, sign up, enter your contact information and subscribe to the notification(s) you want based on your location(s). Make sure to keep your contact info and preferences up to date so you always stay in the know. Everbridge alerts are made possible through a partnership with the Northeast Kansas Regional Homeland Security Council.
Registration is free. You can choose to be notified by phone, text, email, or all three. The information you provide is protected and will not be used by any other third parties.
Make changes to your contact information or preferences.
For Riley County personnel and officials only.
NOAA Weather Radio
Unlike outdoor sirens, all-hazards radios save lives by alerting people who are indoors when severe weather approaches. They can also alert people in homes, schools and businesses to other types of emergencies. These radios provide constant, useful and up-to-date weather information. They are equipped with a special alarm tone that will sound an alert and give immediate information in a life-threatening situation.
Outdoor Warning System
Riley County's outdoor warning system consists of sirens placed strategically throughout the county as an early warning device to alert people outdoors of potential danger. While the outdoor warning system is an effective method of notifying those outdoors, it is only one component of a comprehensive emergency warning system including the use of the use of NOAA weather radios, the Emergency Alert System, and emergency notifications from local media.
Sirens are used to alert people who are outdoors of danger approaching. When you hear the sirens, TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY and seek additional information.
What are some of the reasons outdoor warning sirens are activated?
- Strong winds: 70 mph or greater
- Large hail: at least 1” in diameter
- Tornado: rotation indicated on radar or by official storm spotter
- Non-weather emergency (hazmat, terrorism, nuclear emergency) that poses a threat to people outdoors and requires action to protect life
DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 SIMPLY TO GET INFORMATION
Only call 9-1-1 if you need emergency rescue or emergency assistance from police, fire, or medical services. Calling 9-1-1 lines if you just want information will delay life-saving help for those in need.