Cobb County Government

Before you can take the proper course of action during an emergency, you must first know that the emergency is occurring. Cobb County uses several tools to notify the public about disasters and emergency situations, working together to ensure that the maximum numbers of people are notified of an immediate, life threatening emergency.



NOAA Weather Radios

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios may be purchased at most retailers and are the primary tool for alerting people of weather and other emergencies.

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Cobb County has more than 70 outdoor warning sirens to alert residents during a weather-related emergency, including ten sirens that can also broadcast voice messages.

Radio Stations

Radio stations usually have hourly news briefs and also closely monitor current conditions when circumstances dictate. In the event of power failures, every home should have a portable radio with spare batteries.

Web Alerts

Cobb County Communications offers a free CobbLine News and Alerts subscription service that provides you with emergency alerts issued by Cobb’s EMA, Public Safety, Transportation, and Water System Departments.