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Disaster victims with access to the internet can apply for help online.

Code Red Emergency Notification System. Fulton County is encouraging citizens and businesses to register for this telephone communication service that quickly provides information about emergency situations. Atlanta residents may register their emergency information with Smart 911.

The U.S. National Weather Service provides hurricane and other weather-related alerts. For Fulton County, program your emergency radio for 013121 (KEC80, frequency 162.550).

Find the local Community Emergency Response Team for your area. The CERTs offer training for their volunteer members and for the general public in responding to needs following a major disaster.

ReadyGeorgia. Find out who to contact statewide in case of weather and other emergencies and threats, get locations of public shelters, news advisories, and information on preparedness.

Prepare for fire, tornados, storms, and other disasters with The Department of Homeland Security's Are You Ready Guide. Also see instructions on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness page.

If you use VOIP phone service, learn how to prepare for a 911 event before it happens.

What is your flood risk? Enter a street address to find out at the website of the National Flood Insurance Program. Does your community participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)? Find out using the Community Status Book for Georgia

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) protects communities by planning against emergencies involving spills of chemicals, oil, and other hazardous substances. Use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's EPCRA overview site to learn more. 

Building and Fire Research Laboratory publications can help when formulating disaster plans. See information about Emergency Building Evacuation

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