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Sign up to get emergency alerts by text, voice, email, or landline when an emergency is happening near you or your loved ones. If your information changes, sign in to update your account.

Find Your County's Alerting System


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Each county has an emergency alerting system that allows them to send urgent information to people based on an address. In the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area, these are called "PublicAlerts." They are different from Wireless Emergency Alerts and other types of alerts. You must sign up to receive PublicAlerts. 

  • Sign up in all of the counties where you live, work, go to school, and play. 
  • If you change addresses or contact information, don't forget to login and update your accounts in each county where you signed up. 




Direct Signup Links

About These Alerts


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This website ( and the State of Oregon’s website ( are tools that help direct people to their county’s "opt-in" emergency alert system signup pages. 

You can receive PublicAlerts by text, voice, email, or landline. Personal information is kept secure and private. The service is free, but message and data rates may apply depending on your phone provider. Texting your zip code to 888777 will not work in the Portland-Vancouver Region, but it might work in some other parts of Oregon and Washington. Learn more about emergency alerts.