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Mecosta County Emergency Management
Wednesday November 13th, 2019 :: 11:00 a.m. EST


Mecosta County Nixle Scheduled Test & Preparedness Information


From the Do 1 Thing organization: The goal for November is to remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.

Any emergency is easier to handle when you have prepared ahead of time. Put together an emergency kit with important items to keep at home, and a go bag with items you will need to take with you if you evacuate. Think about what you and your family would need in a disaster. You can make kits for your home, car or workplace. Emergencies can happen anywhere.

When severe weather is predicted, make sure your car has a full tank of gas. You don’t want to wait in line for gas if you are told to evacuate. Some storms may also knock out electricity, causing gas stations to close.

Emergency Supplies: Gather your emergency supplies in an accessible place. CLICK ON LINK FOR INFO

Emergency Supplies: Create an emergency supply kit for your pet, your car, and your workplace or school. CLICK ON LINK FOR INFO

Emergency Supplies : Stash some cash in case ATMs and credit card machines are not usable in a disaster.CLICK ON LINK FOR INFO

do 1 thing website:
For more information on preparedness and more, visit the Mecosta County Emergency Management website at:

This is a test of the Mecosta County Nixle notification system.

If this had been an actual Alert or Advisory message, there would be important information included in the email and web portion of the message.

Remember, you can always go to and enter the zip code of the area you would like to check for Nixle messages and view any current active Alerts, Advisories or Community Messages from any agency in that area using the system, even if you are not signed up to receive text or email notifications.

If someone wants to sign up, have them go to or sign up using their cell phone by texting MECOSTAEMD to 888777. After signing up, go to and create a profile if you would like to customize the messages you receive and add other agencies as well. 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Nixle system, please contact Mecosta County Emergency Management by email at or by calling 231-592-9484.


Mecosta County Emergency Management
14485 Northland Dr
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-592-9484

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