Don’t live or work in Houston? Visit your local emergency management agency’s website to sign up for alerts in your area.
Find them online at readyhoustontx.gov.
Timely information during emergencies is important. AlertHouston delivers critical information to Houston residents regarding current conditions, expected impacts, and protective actions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
Register for emergency alerts through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification. You may download the Everbridge app free of charge from the Apple or Andoid app store. Most alerts are geo-targeted; subscribers with loved ones around the city may register up to five physical addresses per contact record.
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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
Emergencies don’t care where you are – they can happen when you’re at work, school, at home, or on vacation. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system was developed to help inform the public in a specific area of emergency situations that require them to take action quickly to avoid injury.
The City of Houston has access to WEA for very serious, life-threatening emergencies. Additionally, you may also receive notifications from Federal State Agencies, and neighboring local agencies.
The National Weather Service issues WEA messages for the following situations:
- Tsunami Warning
- Tornado Warning
- Extreme Wind warning
- Flash Flood Warning
- Hurricane Warning
- Typhoon Warning
- Blizzard Warning
- Ice Storm Warning
- Dust Storm Warning
- Child Abduction Emergencies (AMBER Alerts)*
* AMBER Alerts are issued by NWS on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) or the Houston Regional AMBER Alert Program
The City of Houston may issue a WEA warning for:
- Terrorist Activity
- Citywide Weather Emergencies
- Evacuation Orders
- Shelter-in-Place Emergencies
- Other emergencies which require action to protect life
Your phone is likely already opted-in to receive WEA messages. If you’ve opted out, please make sure you opt-back in. These messages could save your life.