Special highlight by D.C. Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency

Want to receive alerts about traffic, public safety or widespread power and water utility outages in Southwest right to your email or phone? With AlertDC, you can! 

AlertDC is D.C.’s official communication system. It allows users to sign up for emergency alerts and notifications, which are sent through text or email from D.C. public safety officials. AlertDC is your personal connection to real-time information impacting daily life in the District.

AlertDC allows you to customize your alert preferences and choose from a variety of notifications—including government and school closings, weather warnings and transportation incidents. You can choose the neighborhood or neighborhoods of interest to you.

Signing up for AlertDC is easy to do! Go to alertdc.dc.gov and click on the “Sign up for AlertDC” button. Then, follow the instructions for creating a username and password, adding contact information and selecting any additional community updates you want to receive. You can edit your notification preferences or contact information at any time by clicking the “Update your Profile” button.

The AlertDC support team is available if you need any help or additional support. The team can be reached at alert.help@dc.gov.

DC HSEMA leads the planning and coordination of homeland security and emergency management efforts to ensure that the District of Columbia is prepared to prevent, protect against, respond to, mitigate and recover from all threats and hazards.

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