St. Lawrence County Office of Emergency Services Emergency Management maintains a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan which includes prevention/mitigation, readiness, response, and recovery. The development of this plan included an analysis of potential hazards that could affect the county, and an assessment of the capabilities existing in the County to deal with potential man-made or natural hazards. Authority to undertake this effort is provided by both Article 2-B of State Executive Law and the New York State Defense Emergency Act.
New Yorkers can subscribe for NY-Alert to receive critical information and emergency alerts on what is happening in their area. NY-Alert contains critical, emergency-related information including instructions and recommendations in real-time by emergency personnel. Information may include severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous material spills and other emergency conditions. All areas of New York State are included in the system, and you can decide which area you would like to receive alerts about. Signing up is free, and messages can be received by phone, email, text and fax.
Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But did you know that it's also part of their mission to help you help yourself? Becoming "Red Cross Ready" for an emergency means following their simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. Being prepared may not prevent a disaster, but it will give you confidence to meet the challenge.