Safety and Preparedness

emergency preparedness photoCattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services encourages all residents, businesses, and organizations within the county to become prepared in case of an emergency.  Emergencies can happen any time and affect anyone.  It is critical that you, your family, your business, and your community organizations take steps now to become prepared.  Below are some useful links we have found to help in your preparedness planning.

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Family Emergency Preparedness Resources: - National Preparedness Campaign through FEMA

CDC Emergency Preparedness and You - Centers for Disease Control

Prepare Your Home and Family - American Red Cross - Preparing for and Surviving an Emergency at Home

Business and Organization Emergency Preparedness Resources: - National Preparedness Campaining through FEMA

CDC Emergency Preparedness for Business - Centers for Disease Control

Disaster Preparedness - U.S. Small Business Association

Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness


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Sign Up for NY-Alert Now!

New York state provides a free, customizable alert system residents to receive notifications of numerous events such as severe weather, road closures, sex offender relocation, amber and silver alerts, and much more.  Go online at the link below to sign up.  The best part of this system is you choose what types of notifications you want to recieve, for what area(s), and how (home phone, cell phone, email, text...).


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Join the Gowanda Emergency Notification System Now!

The Village of Gowanda is now participating in the Code Red notification system.  This emergency notification system will allow officials to alert residents and first responders of urgent concerns such as impending flooding or severe weather.  In order to be added to the database for notification, you must sign up online at the link below. 

This allows unlisted numbers, cell phone numbers, and even TDD/TTY customers to sign up to receive emergency alerts.  There is also a mobile app available for download on the Code Red website.

Link to sign up:

Link to download the app:

Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

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