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Last updated Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - 08:28

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Sign up for PublicAlerts so you know when an emergency is happening in the Portland-Vancouver Region. Getting info quickly gives you power to take action. It could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.


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Emergency Alerts to Keep You Safe

PublicAlerts sends emergency alerts via text, email, or voice message. It's a *free service for anyone who lives, works, or visits the Portland-Vancouver Region. Personal information is kept secure and private. (*Message and data rates may apply depending on your provider and phone services.)

There Are Several Types of Alert Systems

PublicAlerts is an opt-in system that Emergency Managers can use to send alerts to small, targeted areas. But there are other kinds of alert systems, and it's helpful to understand the differences. Read About Alerts for answers to common questions. 




Select Your County

Each county has a different system. Find your county and follow the link to sign up. Don't know which county you live in? Click on the map below, or enter your address to find out.





  • Washington County If you live in Tigard, you can register for the city notification system and the Washington County system. All other Washington County residents should only register for the county system.


Only counties shown on the map are supported. Address lookup only available within the Metro area.