Notification Alert Sign-Up

NOTIFICATION ALERT SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS – OPT-IN

 

Go to

http://www.osageco.org/CountyDepartments/EmergencyManagement/tabid/8408/Default.aspx

Or

https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612434#

 

Click on “Sign Up” button to add your information to this notification system.

You will be asked to create an account:

  • Create a Username and Password
  • Usernames must be a minimum of 4 acceptable characters. Acceptable characters are: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, period, dash (-), underscore (_), and at symbol (@). No other characters or symbols are permitted at this time.
  • Password must be 8 to 64 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. Special characters are permitted, but limited to [email protected]#$%^&*(). Select a security question and enter its answer
  • Enter a Registration Email Address. This address is used to send temporary passwords, if you forget your credentials.
  • Accept the Terms of Use by checking the box
  • Click “Create Your Account”

 

Complete Your Profile
After creating your user name and password, you’ll be brought to a page where you can complete your profile. This is where you enter your personal information, including First Name, Last Name and Registration Email.

Next, you will select how you want to receive alerts. Options include SMS text messages, email, mobile phones, landlines, or a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The order you set these contact paths will be the order we will try and reach you in the event of an emergency.

 

You can register as a resident or business
Use your company name for first and last name if registering a business.

Enter any Locations You Care About
We send alerts based on a geographical location on a map. Insert up to five addresses for which you want to receive an alert if the location is affected by an incident or upcoming event.

IMPORTANT – If the address you provided is not in our database of known addresses for our jurisdiction, you will be presented with other options to add your address into this system, including: selection from a list of suggested addresses,or dropping a pin to select your location on the map (Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is required). You will not receive any location based alerts if you do not provide a complete address.

Sign Up for Alerts You Care About
You’ll be presented with various alert subscriptions to sign up for. These could be important community alerts, transportation alerts, weather notifications, etc.

Enter Additional Information
Provide your jurisdiction with additional information, such as [JURISDICTION ADD’L INFO OPTIONS HERE].

Congratulations!

Once you have finished and saved your account, you have successfully signed up.

If you have any questions, contact Osage County Emergency Management 785 828 3323

Drinking Water Notice Rescinded

Public Drinking Water Notice Rescinded for City of Carbondale

 

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a Public Drinking Water Notice for the City of Carbondale located in Osage County. The Notice was issued because of low levels of Microcystin, a blue-green algae toxin being detected in the drinking water. While the levels and water remained acceptable for drinking, food preparation and household uses, the EPA and KDHE believed it was important to inform consumers.

 

Samples collected by the City of Carbondale have indicated microcystin levels below laboratory detection levels for drinking water since July 1, 2019. The City of Carbondale drinking water has remained below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 10-day Health Advisory levels of 0.3 micrograms per liter and was acceptable for drinking, food preparation and all household use for the entire Public Notice period.

 

Microcystins entered the supply due to blue-green algae blooms occurring in Strowbridge Reservoir, which is the source water for the City of Carbondale’s water supply.The Carbondale Public Water Supply has joined the KDHE Public Water Supply Harmful Algal Bloom Voluntary Monitoring Program and will continue to treat and monitor the public water supply for microcystins through October 2019.

 

Water systems purchasing water from Carbondale: including the City of Scranton and Osage County RWD #5, should be aware of the rescinded notice and be assured that their water is acceptable for use, as well.

 

For consumer questions please contact the water system or you may call KDHE Public Water Supply Section at 785-296-5514.

 

Additional information can be found at EPA’s website: Harmful Algal Blooms and Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water (https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/harmful-algal-blooms-and-cyanotoxins-drinking-water-factsheets-and)