Wake County has two ways of directly notifying residents and visitors about emergencies as they happen and what protective action people should take to stay safe. Learn more about each type of alert below and how you can ensure you’re able to receive vital information during emergencies and disasters.
Ready Wake Alerts
Ready Wake Alerts is a subscription alerts service that requires registration. Wake County residents and those working in Wake County can sign up to receive customized alerts via phone call, text and/or email. Alerts are based on the location provided during registration and not the geolocation of your wireless device. Residents may register for alerts for multiple locations (i.e., work address and home address). If you move or change jobs, you can update your location and contact information using the alert management dashboard. You may also opt-out of the notifications at any time.
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Wake County uses Wireless Emergency Alerts to keep the community informed. When there is an emergency relevant to your location, you will receive an alert on your phone, similar to an Amber Alert, with guidance on what to do to remain safe. You do not need to sign up to receive these alerts. You should, however, make sure your alerts are on and working.