What is ReadyNotify?
ReadyNotify is a mass notification system used by Cuyahoga County and participating municipalities to issue emergency notifications to the public. It is similar to the communications systems schools use to notify parents of closures or other time-sensitive information.
The system delivers messages to residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail. The system is capable of sending messages to specific communities or the entire county.
ReadyNotify is primarily used for emergency notifications, when rapid and accurate information is essential for your immediate safety; however you may choose to be notified of general Cuyahoga County Government News as well.
What Type of Notifications Will I receive?
You can expect to receive notifications about:
- Emergency Events
- Cuyahoga County Government News
- Cuyahoga County Building Closures
- Water Boil Alerts
- Safety Messages
- Other Information
What Type of Information is Required to Register?
Participating in the ReadyNotify Program is voluntary. A valid email and phone number will be needed to sign-up. During the registration process we will ask you to give us information about yourself such as your address, your primary language, and if you require any special assistance during an emergency event. Only information indicated with a star * is required. For information about registering for a free email account click here.
How Will I Receive Messages?
When you sign-up in the system, you will receive emails as well as have the opportunity to choose how you want to receive additional messages. Additional messages can be delivered in the following ways:
- Cell Phone
- Home Phone
- Work Phone
- SMS/Text Messaging
*Weather alerts are sent via email and SMS/text. During registration you must enter a valid email address and/or phone number capable of receiving SMS/text messages*
Did you know?
Having redundant sources of emergency notifications on mobile devices will ensure you get the right message during an emergency.