Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are – at home, at school, or at work. Public safety officials use reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems. Check with your state or local government to learn what is available in your area.

 

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) send free informational text messages to WEA-enabled cell phones within range of an imminent and dangerous local situation, severe weather event, or AMBER emergency.

  • The WEA notification is designed to get your attention and notify you with a unique sound and vibration.
  • Public safety officials use WEA to send you essential information whenever you are near the location of a life-threatening event.
  • You do not need to register to receive WEA notifications. You will automatically receive alerts if you have WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program.
  • To find out if your mobile device is capable of receiving WEA alerts, contact your mobile device carrier or visit CTIA The Wireless Association

For more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts, download the WEA Fact Sheet or view Frequently Asked Questions.