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All Hazards Information


U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The job of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to assume primary responsibility for providing a coordinated and comprehensive response to events such as acts of terrorism, natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies.

National Security Advisory System

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NYS Terrorism Tips Hotline

If You See Something, Say Something 1-866-SAFE-NYS


Amber Alerts

When a child abduction situation meets specific criteria, an AMBER (America's Missing:Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert is issued. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children serves as a clearinghouse for the AMBER Alert program and posts information about active AMBER Alerts on their website.

The efforts of the wireless industry, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the United States Department of Justice have been combined to form a partnership resulting in the national Wireless AMBER Alerts Initiative -

Aware Prepare - Knowledge is Power

This all-inclusive New York State government portal provides links to a variety of state, federal, and other websites that give information about specific emergencies and disasters, how to prepare, how to respond, and disaster assistance resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

With the information provided on their Emergency Preparedness & Response web site, the CDC helps citizens to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

NYS Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Find information about how to prepare for and respond to a natural or man-made disaster, an epidemic, acts of terrorism, and other emergencies on New York State's Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response web site.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA's mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect our country from all types of hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets - Food Safety Alerts

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration website lists safety alerts and recalls of food and other products within the past 60 days based on the magnitude of distribution and the level of health risk.

 U.S. Department of State - International Travel Warnings and Alerts

Get international travel information including current warnings and alerts.   It is advised that residents who will be traveling register their travel plans through a free online service at so that the Department of State can better assist them in an emergency.

511NY - Emergency Contacts

This New York State website provides traffic, travel, and transit information with links to emergency alerts.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


The New York State All-Hazards Alert and Notification web-based portal, maintained by the New York State Emergency Management Office, posts information such as severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous materials spills, and  other emergency conditions as well as instructions and protective actions.  This same information will be sent to subscribers of this free service (NYSDOT-TransAlert) through e-mails, text messages to cell phones, and other media outlets.

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NYSDOT - TransAlert FAQs

TransAlerts are e-mail or text messages sent to subscribers by the New York State Department of Transportation using the New York State Emergency Management Office's NY-Alert system informing them of significant highway-related incidents occurring on New York State's interstates, parkways and other major highways.  Updates are sent as necessary until the incident has been cleared.