Emergency Preparedness

In an effort to encourage our residents to be prepared for severe weather, lasting power outages, fire and other disasters, we encourage you to review the Emergency Information Manual prepared by the Bay Village Fire Department.

The additional web sites listed below offer valuable information on preparing for emergencies and obtaining assistance following a disaster.



During severe weather and other events that cause power outages, road closings and interruption of city services, the City will do its best to keep our residents updated by a number of means. The city web site has an Emergency Alert pop-up feature. When logging onto the web site an alert message will be live on the site when needed. Site visitors will have the ability to close the message upon entering the site, however, it will reappear each time a new user session is started.

Sign up for Ready Notify. It's free to county residents and provide users with immediate information regarding emergency events and other important information, including Cuyahoga County Government News, Cuyahoga County Building Closures, Water Boil Alerts, and Safety Messages.  Registered users will be able to receive information via landline telephones, cell phones, text messages, e-mail and fax. Click here to register. The Nixle system is no longer in use.  All residents are stongly encouraged to sign up for Ready Notify.

The Mayor's e-newsletter is just one more way to stay connected. These emails will contain emergency information as well as city updates and Bay Village civic organization's events. Click here to sign up for the Mayor's e-newsletter.


Emergency Preparedness - Important information from FEMA

An emergency or disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment's notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. This means having your own foodwater and other  supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. 

Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages. Include items that you may use every day to live independently such as prescription medicines, diabetic supplies, food for special diets, hearing aids and batteries, durable medical equipment and other assistive technology devices, and consumable medical supplies.

No idea where or how to start building your kit? Don't worry. We have you covered. Download our recommended list of supplies to get you started!

Check out the Family Emergency Plan and Evacuation Plan.



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Bay Village belongs to the Westshore Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of trained citizens from Bay Village, Rocky River, Lakewood, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Westlake who educate and prepare participants for hazards that may impact them in the event of community emergencies or disasters.

CERT members receive training in basic emergency response skills, including first aid, fire suppression and safety, light search and rescue and shelter services. They also obtain a better understanding of the hazards facing their homes and workplaces and can take steps to lessen the effects of such hazards.

CERT's SAFETYnet Program is for anyone who might require extra assistance in an  emergency or disaster whether due to a disability or lack of a support system. If disaster  strikes, CERT members may be activated to contact SAFETYnet-registered residents to check on their welfare and help meet their emergency needs. To register for the SAFETYnet Program fill out the form available at the Senior Center or click here for the registration form and authorization form. Submit the completed forms to the Community Services office, or email the completed registration form and authorization form to juliemorron@gmail.com

To read more about the benefits of joining CERT, click here.


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The American Red Cross Safe and Well Website is a way for people affected by a disaster to enter information regarding their welfare so family and friends can check their status.

The Red Cross web site is a resource for valuable information.


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Ready.gov is the federal government's web site which is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Ready.gov offers explanations of how different types of events can affect you, as well as tips on preparing emergency management kits, educating children on the perils of emergencies, filling out family communications plans, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place and readying your small business for disasters.

Every Bay Village resident is encouraged to visit Ready.gov now to prepare for emergencies that may arise in the future.


FEMA and the Ad Council Unveil New Ready Kids PSAs to Encourage Parents to Involve their Kids When Preparing for Emergencies.

Click here for FEMA new Public Service Announcements.

Council of Government Meeting January 8, 2020


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DisasterAssistance.gov offers access to disaster help and resources.


 CDC Extreme Cold 2018

 Click here for the CDC's Extreme Cold Guide.