Those who were registered under ReadyNotifyPA have three weeks to sign up for OEM’s new system to continue receiving important information.
One of the alerts sent out during last night’s thunderstorm warning of flooding
By Jeffrey D. Kolakowski July 10, 2015 @PhilaOEM
Last night, thunderstorms rolled through Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. If you signed up for alerts though Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management, you received real time texts, calls or emails warning you of severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.
Important as there was heavy rain and lightning over a prolonged period. Philadelphia Police also reported road closures due to street flooding.
Recently, ReadyNotifyPA transitioned to ReadyPhiladelphia, an important service providing emergency alerts from the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management.
The safety of our neighbors in the city is our biggest concern, and being prepared is a huge part of being safe.
That is why we want to call attention to those who were registered previously with ReadyNotifyPA. You must create a new account with ReadyPhiladelphia in the coming weeks to continue receiving alerts.
If you do not do so by July 31, 2015, you will not receive important information that is valuable to you.
We ask that you please register at www.phila.gov/ready and click on “Sign Up For Alerts”. There you will have options to sign up for any or all of email, text, voice call or a mobile app with push notifications.
With ReadyPhiladelphia, you can sign up to get alerts about disasters, local emergencies, weather issues, and other important information. Some alerts may include evacuations and shelter in place instructions, and the locations of emergency evacuation shelters for the public.
We can send alerts to multiple devices: your home, business phone, smartphones and other mobile devices.
You will be able to get notifications for up to five addresses, such as home, work, and schools in Philadelphia that are important locations to you.
The time to prepare for an emergency is not in the middle of one. In an emergency, you’re either ready or not.
Enrolling in ReadyPhiladelphia is an important step that takes minutes.
If you were not a customer of ReadyNotifyPA, we love seeing new names. Please go to www.phila.gov/ready and click “Sign Up For Alerts” as well.