Parkersburg and Wood County Neighborhood Watch

Emergency Alerts

Public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. This page describes different warning alerts you can receive and the types of devices that receive the alerts.

Wood County Alert System

Wood County Central Communications (911) operates a county-wide alert system to keep residents, staff, and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), made available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) infrastructure, are just one of the ways public safety officials can quickly and effectively alert and warn the public about serious emergencies.

What you need to know about WEAs:

Visit the FEMA Media Library and download these tools:

Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert System fact sheet

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office.

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Page last updated on Saturday, 15 April 2023 03:23 PM