Emergency Notifications

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When an emergency occurs, the City of Sandy Springs uses multiple channels to relay information to the community. Below are the major channels we use to communication with you.

SandySpringsGA.gov

Road closures and related traffic alerts are posted on our Road Works Advisory page. During a severe weather, an emergency notification bar will display urgent information along the top of each page on the City's website. If the situation warrants (a major snow event for example) the Home page of the website will become a source for emergency information.

Social Media in Emergency Situations

We use social media outlets, in particular Facebook and Twitter, to provide you with real-time updates. Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page so you can stay connected. If you don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can follow our posts either from the home page of this website or by clicking the Facebook or Twitter icon from the Sandy Springs Works mobile app (a free download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store). The Sandy Springs Works app also provides one-click access to the Road Works Advisory page and the City's traffic cameras. The Sandy Springs Police Department also shares information on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tornado Warning Sirens

The tornado sirens are designed to overlap existing communication channels, providing an additional layer in the City’s multi-tiered approach in communicating emergency information to its residents. Our sirens are audibly tested the first Wednesday of each month. Testing is delayed if the forecast for the day calls for inclement weather. 

Sandy Springs Alerts

When an emergency happens, every second counts. Sandy Springs Alerts is an opt-in notification system. You choose the types of alerts you wish to receive - Emergency Notifications related to weather, power outages or safety issues, and Traffic Notifications including a weekly update or simply emergency alerts. 

Smart911

Smart911 is a free 9-1-1 information service available in Sandy Springs. Smart911 allows residents to enter information online that is delivered automatically to a 9-1-1 operator when a 9-1-1 call is placed. This same information can be accessed by emergency responders. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency.

VoIP and 9-1-1

If you use Voice Over Internet Protocol for phone service, please make sure your land location is noted by your provider, to aid in 9-1-1 response. 

Other Resources

Ready.gov provides information the community can use to help prepare for a wide range of emergency events.

Hurricanes
Extreme Heat
Floods
Severe Weather
Winter Storms

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