Alert Calhoun – Mass Emergency Notification System

We have launched a new Mass Notification service that allows us to alert you when there are emergency events in the county. You opt-in to enter your contact information and optionally subscribe to receive automated weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that you have registered. If requested for the notification, you can confirm that you have received the message and you will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all of the contact paths that you have registered.

If you do not sign up to receive notification, you still may receive emergency calls on your home phone through the 911 database.


Alert Calhoun Registration Link

Special Needs Registration Information


The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The registry also allows facilities that provide assistance to individuals with special needs a system to register. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.

Providing as much information as possible will allow emergency management officials to plan accordingly for future disasters. You will be e-mailed periodically to verify the information provided is correct and to make any necessary changes. Individual surveys will be archived after one year if not verified and facility surveys will be archived after six months if not verified.

Why should you register?

  • To receive important information from local emergency management officials about evacuations.

Florida Statute 252.905 declares any information furnished by a person or business to the Florida Division of Emergency Management for the purpose of being provided assistance with emergency planning is exempt from F.S. 119.07 (1) and s. 24 (a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Information provided through the FL Get a Plan website for the purposes of building a family and/or business emergency plan is therefore exempt from public records requests made of the Division and is only used for the express purpose of allowing visitors to this website to build and maintain family and/or business emergency plans.

Completing the Florida Special Needs Registry does not automatically qualify the individual for a special needs shelter. Additional information will be provided by your local emergency management agency regarding sheltering.

Calhoun County Special Needs Registration Link

Calhoun County Florida Evacuation Map

Disclaimer: Map is intended for reference only No warranty for accuracy provided

Download Evacuation Route Map (pdf)

Other Useful Links

FloridaDisaster.Org - GET A PLAN
Regional River Readings
Apalachicola River at Blountstown
Chipola River near Altha
National Weather Service
Calhoun County Sheriffs Department
Board of Commissioners (BOC)