Ready Georgia App FAQs
What types of alerts can I expect to receive?
To effectively use the alerts system in the Ready Georgia app, it is important to understand the distinction between alerts and alert notifications.
Alert notifications are sent to users via their phone’s push notification feature. The tone you hear and the display of the alert will vary based on the way you have configured your phone to receive notifications from the Ready Georgia app. Alert notifications are sent when severe weather is imminent in the Georgia county for which you have selected to receive alert notifications (see below for more detail). Alert notifications are only sent during the most serious weather situations, such as tornadoes, floods, winter weather and tropical storms.
In contrast, alerts make users aware of the potential for a wide variety of weather events. Users can select up to three Georgia counties to monitor for alerts. These alerts are generated by the National Weather Service and can only be seen when the app is open.
How do I set up alerts to make sure I’m notified when severe weather is expected?
If you have any issues receiving notifications, check to make sure you have the latest version of the app installed on your phone. Once you verify that your app is up-to-date, follow these steps to make sure that you receive notifications:
I tried to set up alert notifications for multiple counties, but the app won’t let me. What do I do?
The app allows you to monitor weather alerts for three counties, but you can select only one county for which to receive audible alert notifications. This ensures that users do not receive multiple audible notifications for the same NWS alert.
Why don’t I see any shelters on the shelters map?
The map displays shelters that are open during or after an emergency. It does not display inactive shelters.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions or technical difficulties?
Use the Contact Us form to request additional assistance.