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AlertDC - Alerts Straight To Your Devices

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AlertDC is the official District of Columbia communications system that sends emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to your devices. This system enables the District to provide you with critical information in situations such as traffic conditions, government closures, public safety incidents and severe weather. Get the alerts you want — directly from the District of Columbia’s public safety officials and emergency manager. When an incident or emergency occurs, District officials can quickly notify you using this emergency alert and warning system. AlertDC is your personal connection to real-time updates and instructions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.  View Current Alerts.

To get started today, click on the AlertDC “Sign Up For Alerts” button below. If you already have an account click the “Update Your Profile” button below.

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Please Note: On August 25, 2014, AlertDC will be upgraded to a new platform. When this occurs you will receive an email with a link to update your existing account information.

What Type Of Alerts Can I Sign Up For?

AlertDC is customizable and allows residents to pick and choose what kind of notifications they want to receive. You can elect to receive alerts about traffic incidents, police events impacting public safety, widespread power and water utility outages, city government delays and closings, and more. Residents can sign up for alerts based on alert type and location. 

What Type Of Devices Can I Receive My Alerts On?

The following devices can be included to receive alerts from AlertDC:

  • Text Messaging/SMS
  • E-mail
  • Cell Phone
  • Landlines
  • App (available download through your device’s app store)

How Do I Sign Up?

Signing Up for AlertDC is easy! Simply create a user name and password, add contact information then select any additional community updates to receive.

To get started today, click on the AlertDC “Sign Up For Alerts” button below.

Signup for DC Alerts

If you already have an account click the “Update Your Profile” button below to register for the AlertDC system.

Update your AlertDC profile

Trouble Signing Up or Updating?

If you have an ALERT DC account but are having trouble signing in or updating your profile, please click here to enter your username and email address to have your password sent to you.


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Contact Support

If you still have questions, contact the ALERT DC Support Team via e-mail at : [email protected]