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.
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.
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. You can also follow our posts 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 Police Department also shares information on its Facebook and Twitter pages, and Sandy Springs Fire Department has a Facebook page.
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.
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, safety issues, and traffic notifications or simply emergency alerts.
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.
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.
Ready.gov provides information the community can use to help prepare for a wide range of emergency events.
Sign up to receive Emergency Alerts and Notifications
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Opt-in for Emergency Lane and Road Closures to know when traffic conditions have turned into gridlock. Opt-in to Weekly Traffic Alerts for a once a week notice about lane and road closures due to construction.
Opt-in for Emergency Notifications to receive notices about severe weather, major power outages and other safety concerns that might arise in Sandy Springs.
When you register for Sandy Springs Alerts, you will have the option of adding personal information. The information is held by Smart911 and sent to responding public safety personnel when you dial 911 from a registered number.