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Warning Systems and Signals

More Ways To Be Informed:

Picture of a warning systemStay informed during a disaster through emergency broadcasts.

Find out what kinds of disasters, both natural and accidental, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be notified.

Methods of getting your attention vary from community to community. One common method is to broadcast via emergency radio and TV broadcasts. You might hear a special siren, or get a telephone call or emergency workers may go door-to-door.


Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires TV and radio broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and wireline video service providers to offer to the President the communications capability to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER (missing children) alerts and emergency weather information targeted to a specific area.


NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

The National Weather Service (NWS) continuously broadcasts warning, watches, forecasts and non-weather related hazard information from a nearby National Weather Service office to specially configured NOAA weather radio receivers. Learn more about the  National Weather Radio and consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio receiver.

Click here to learn more about the NOAA Weather and All Hazards Radio

 Click here to learn more about ways to get weather warnings

Click here to view the Ways To Get Warnings video above

National Weather Service emblem. Click here to visit the Upton NY National Weather Service web page


Additional Ways to Stay Informed from the National Weather Service:

Click here to visit the National Hurricane Center web page.

National Weather Service Upton NY

Click here to learn about National Hurricane Center Advisories in Alternate Formats (mobile, RSS, email, etc.) 
Click her to subscribe to Weather.gov email notifications

US National Weather Service New York NY on Facebook

Automated Climate Data, Local Forecasts, Marine Forecasts & Tide Reports are also available 24 hours a day from your local NWS Office at 631-924-0517.


Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems.

Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notifications

Sign up to receive emergency notifications from the Suffolk County Code Red System.

Learn more about Emergency Notifications from the Suffolk Code Red system

Code Red on your Smart Phone. Learn about the Code Red App for your smartphone.


Public Information For Emergency Events

Click here to visit the Suffolk County Public Information for Emergency Events web page

Click here to view the: PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS web page. The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will Provide Instructions and Information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during Significant Emergencies Events.

The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.

It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.

Learn more about the National Terrorism Advisory System.


NYS Office of Emergency Management

Click here to visit the NYS Oiffice of Emergency Management web page.

New York State’s All--Hazards Alert and Notification System

Click here to learn about the NYS All Hazards Alert and Notification System.


Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

The Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services uses a Facebook and Twitter page to provide fire safety and emergency preparedness information for Suffolk residents. During an emergency the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will provide information and/or instructions for Suffolk Residents on these Facebook and Twitter pages as needed.  Please note that emergency information and instructions will distributed to residents via radio, television, Code Red and the county web page in addition to these Facebook and Twitter pages.

  Follow Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services on Twitter.

  Follow Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services on Facebook.

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