EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
This service helps 911 dispatchers protect your family by providing more information to first responders. You should sign up too, it is free!
Names, photos, and physical descriptions will help responders act quickly if a child goes missing, or help identify individuals in an emergency.
Disabilities and Equipment
If special equipment is needed to assist a person with a physical disability, or if specific tactics need to be used to approach or interact with someone with a development disability, these details can ensure a safe response.
If an individual is deaf or hard of hearing, or English is not the primary language, dispatchers will immediately know that an alternate form of communication is needed.
Alert Blair County
Blair County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages, or e-mail messages in case of emergency.
The system will be used by the County's Emergency Operations Center to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations. The system is also TTY/TDD compatible.
To receive notifications by cell phone or email, you must register your information. Landlines are automatically entered into the 911 database and do not require registration. Once registered, your e-mail address will serve as your username for future editing of your account.
If you lack an e-mail address please call Blair County Emergency Management at 814-940-5901 to process your Alert Blair County registration.
FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer
The map below represents the most current flood data. Type your address in the search bar to determine if your residence is located within a flood hazard zone. You can also search for other addresses, such as for your place of work, or commonly traveled routes that may be at risk of flooding.
*Special floodway does not occur in Blair County
Relevant Zone Definitions
1% Annual Chance
The area of land that, in any given year, has a 1% likelihood of flooding. Also referred to as the 100 year floodplain.
0.2% Annual Chance
The area of land that, in any given year, has a 0.2% likelihood of flooding. Also referred to as the 500 year floodplain.
The channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without increasing the water surface elevation more than a designated height.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, we commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
The StormReady program helps arm Blair County with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property—before, during and after the event. StormReady helps our community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
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