After the tornado outbreak that occurred on Easter Sunday in Georgia, many have wondered about how they can use the Everbridge notification alerts from Bartow County concerning severe weather. Due to questions about how to sign up, WBHF has put together a step-by-step tutorial to help you register and sign up to receive weather-related alerts. First, visit on your web browser and you will see the following screen:

Scroll down until you see “Sign in to your account.” If you do not have an account, click the “Sign Up” icon.

The next page will have you create an account. Make sure that you follow the guidelines when creating a username and a password. There are numerous security questions you can choose from on this screen. Make sure you also accept the “Terms of Use” before clicking “Create Your Account.”

After signing up, you will create a profile. Your timezone should be GMT-05:00 Eastern Standard Time (America/New_York). Add cell phones, home phones, alternate emails, and more on this screen.

Next, add a location. This is useful so that you will get relevant alerts. If you live in Adairsville, you probably don’t want an alert for Emerson. However, you can add the option on the following screen.

But what if you have a relative or friend that lives in a place where you would like to receive alerts? You can add a location and repeat the steps as many times as you’d like.

After you have entered and confirmed all locations, your next step will be to set alerts. The following are all of the alerts you can set for your locations. Simply check the box of the alerts and special needs you have. If you would like to have a quiet period where your phone doesn’t go off, that can be set at the top, right-hand corner of the screen.

Now it’s time to make sure that all of your information is correct. After you have confirmed that everything looks perfect, you click “Finish” and you’re exactly that – finished.

Please feel free to ask WBHF or Bartow County EMA if you have any questions about creating an account or the Everbridge system. Forecasters are calling for severe weather on Thursday afternoon that could bring about tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds. The Everbridge system will help you stay notified if severe weather is to strike your area. Make sure you have a safety plan now, so that you are prepared in the event of a weather event.