Public Alerts

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In addition to conventional news sources like television and radio, there are several other ways that you can receive warnings and alerts about emergencies in Racine County. They include:

  • NOAA All Hazard Weather Alert Radio
  • Text and Email Alerts through internet sources
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts
  • Ready Badger App

NOAA All Hazard Weather Radio

NOAA All Hazard Weather RadioNOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, with an alarm and battery back-up, is one of the best ways to protect your family, especially at night when the alarm feature can wake you up during severe weather and give you and your family time to seek appropriate shelter. If there is no severe weather or emergency your radio can be switched to a silent, stand-by mode. Weather radios come in many sizes, with a variety of functions and costs. They can be purchased at most electronic and home improvement stores. Most weather radio receivers are either battery-operated portables or AC-powered desktop models with battery backup. The portable weather radios are an important item to take along when you are enjoying the outdoors such as camping and boating. Many receivers have digital technology called Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) that allows users to program their radios to alarm only for hazardous conditions that affect their county.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service. Types of alerts are:

  • Extreme weather warningsWireless Emergency Alerts
  • Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action
  • AMBER Alerts
  • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency

Ready Badger App

Ready Badger AppThe Ready Badger App is a mobile application that allows users to submit a property damage report, which is sent to local emergency management and forwarded to the state for disaster declarations. The app also includes several other features such as emergency contacts, shelter information, volunteer opportunities, a flashlight and SOS tone.

Download the Apple iOS version
Download the Android version