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Get real-time alerts this winter


Get Real-Time Alerts This Winter

One in three people don’t know how to get real-time alerts and warnings ahead of a winter storm, according to the FEMA 2015 National Household Survey

Review these tips and make sure you’re alerted to critical information as soon as possible so you can take action to be safe.

  • Confirm your mobile device can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  • Sign up for text and/or email alerts from your local jurisdiction.
  • Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio.
  • If you don’t have a landline, check to see if your jurisdiction has options for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and mobile phones to be connected to Enhanced Telephone Notification (ETN) systems such as Reverse 911©.
  • Sign up for listservs and alerts for the workplace, schools, houses of worship, or other community organizations you’ll want to hear from in an emergency. We have a list of some local and regional Alerts on our website
  • Download relevant hazard alerts and warnings apps like the FEMA App.
  • Create a list of all the alert systems available to you, and make sure everyone in the household receives the alerts as part of your household communication system.

Find more information on how to receive timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events with Know Your Alerts and Warnings from America’s PrepareAthon! 

More preparedness information, including our new 2 Weeks Ready brochure can be found on our website at