New York State is now offering an electronic notification system to keep our residents advised of significant issues across the state. Officially it is known as the New York State All-Hazards Alert and Notification web based portal.
The website to access and sign up for free notifications via the web, cell, and emails is www.nyalert.gov . The website contains critical emergency related information involving issues such as weather warnings, highway closures, and hazardous materials spills, and also provides instructions and recommendations for protective actions to be taken.
It is a free service allowing most citizens to access the critical information via their cell phone. Stay informed, sign up for the free service that is security protected at their website.