PublicAlerts is an online connection for residents in the Portland region to real-time emergency information, including the following:

  1. Alerts and service disruptions involving roads and bridges, transit, public health, public safety, utilities, community services, schools and weather.
  2. Links for residents to sign up for community emergency notification systems through their county of residence.Sign up to receive notifications by landline phone, cell phone, email and/or text message.
  3. Resources on how to be prepared for any emergency and join community emergency response teams (CERT) and neighborhood emergency teams (NET).

Partner Agencies

PublicAlerts is administered by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management on behalf of the region. The lead partners are the City of Portland and Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

The PublicAlerts web site currently includes information from the following agencies:

In addition to direct information feeds from the above agencies, content is also provided by FlashAlert Portland.

Contact Us

Comments or questions? Interested in having your agency join PublicAlerts? Contact us.