After the early warning system has detected a failure, the community is then warned of the situation. A variety of notification methods are utilized to relay the warning and it is encouraged that individuals ensure they have the ability to receive notifications through multiple methods. By making sure they can receive notifications through multiple routes, individuals will ensure their ability to receive notification as early as possible.
Since all notification methods have pros and cons, the Middle Creek Early Warning System plan calls for utilizing all the notification methods currently available to Gallatin County. This approach recognizes that different tools work better for different people, as well as diversification of these notifications provides better redundancy in notifying the public. The following are the methods that are currently available:
- Community Notification System
- Text Message (SMS)
- Electronic Pager
- NOAA Weather Radio
- Emergency Alert System
Many of these systems require some form of action on the individual’s part to receive the notification. Please read below for information on each system.