Emergency Planning

Do you have a special need that would require you to need assistance in an emergency? Do you require special assistance with transportation, meal preparation, medications, oxygen or have any mobility issues? Do you have a service animal?

These special needs should be considered in advance when planning for an emergency. Don’t wait until an event occurs to find help.

If you feel you would need special assistance in the event of a severe weather, prolonged power outage, flooding or evacuation and live in Washington County, please download and complete the form here for people with special needs and return it via mail to the Aging and Disabilities Resource Center to be included in our special needs registry.

Planning for Special Needs Emergency Form (PDF)

Emergency Preparedness & Notification App

The Washington County Department of Public Safety released a new updated iPhone and Android mobile app to continue engaging our residents, visitors and communities to aid in public notifications and emergency preparedness!

The Washington County NY DPS mobile app is designed to keep Washington County citizens, businesses, and visitors prepared for and alerted to emergencies. This updated mobile app is available for download free of charge from the Apple and Google Play (Android) app stores.  Users can receive county emergency alerts(push notifications) in the notifications on their smartphone.  App users can also help friends, family, and neighbors in their preparedness efforts via the "Share our App"feature.

The app displays the local weather forecast, radar, and alerts.  The public can keep informed, via news on Facebook and Twitter; of  power outages, traffic, scanner features, and  emergency preparedness resources to include how to prepare for ten different kinds of emergencies.   “Where am I” is a personal locator, giving exact address/longitude/latitude, which the app user can share with others.  Setting up the “I’m OK” and other features under the Emergency Now tab allows the user to quickly communicate their status with family or friends, when in an emergency.  Our communities can also use the app to submit storm/damage reports to the Department of Public Safety!

DOWNLOAD OUR UPDATED APP: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a17912837

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Hyper-Reach - The power of communication.
Emergency Notification System
The Hyper-Reach system uses landline telephone numbers provided by the telephone companies that serve Washington County. If you are a resident of Washington County, you are already enrolled in a program that could save the lives of you and your family.
Hyper-Reach is designed to allow emergency management professional - from the police, fire and emergency medical services, as well as the Washington County Department of Public Safety - to contact you by telephone in the event of a civil emergency. An automated phone message would be directed to each phone in a specified area notifying residents of impending or active emergency conditions, disasters or health warnings.

Hyper-Reach already calls your home phone number(s) in the event of local emergencies or community alerts. You do not need to register your home phone number. Submitting the additional information below will allow your cellular phone, email and/or telecommunication device for the deaf to be notified as well.

Please take a moment to fill out the online form.

The information provided will not be used for any purpose other than community announcements.