In addition to customizing and updating emergency alerts yourself (see the Alerts documentation for more information), you can also ensure users receive alerts for specific events straight from NWS and FEMA.
1. In the main Alerts menu, select the alert for which you want to receive NWS and FEMA alerts, and select the THREE DOTS in the top-right corner of the page.
2. Select FEMA & NWS ALERTS from the drop-down list.
Note: You can also click this icon to edit, delete, archive, duplicate or end an alert.
3. Click on EDIT in the top-right corner of the new page.
4. Slide the button next to Receive alerts from FEMA and NWS to ON.
5. In the map section, choose from a list of state and county FIPS codes which are used by FEMA and NWS to define areas affected by some alerts. You must specify a zone when enabling FEMA/NWS alerts.
Select Import states and counties.
Then choose the states and counties and select Import.
6. Narrow down which alerts you’re receiving by setting conditions based on: SEVERITY, CERTAINTY, STATUS, URGENCY and RESPONSE.
7. Click SAVE in the top-right corner.
And you’re done!
Users will automatically receive NWS and/or FEMA alerts for the designated zone when they become available.
The process of activating a safety check for an NWS or FEMA alert is the same as for a regular alert. (Visit the Alerts documentation for more information on activating safety checks with other alerts.)
1. From within the Alerts module, simply double-click on the alert that was generated by FEMA or NWS. Within that alert’s main menu, slide the ACTIVATE SAFETY CHECK button to ON if you want users to be able to report if they are safe or need help during an emergency. 2. Slide the SET ALERT EXPIRATION button to ON if you want to set a date and time for the alert to expire.
3. Set the date and time in the appropriate boxes that appear.
4. Click PUBLISH in the top-right corner to save and publish your alert.