AlertDC is the official District of Columbia communications system allowing you to pick the type of emergency alerts, notifications, and updates directly from the District of Columbia's public safety officials. By staying informed, AlertDC is your personal connection to real-time updates and instructions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your neighborhood. View current alerts.
The best part? AlertDC allows you to pick and choose what kind of notifications you want to receive through text and/or email. You can pick alerts about traffic, police events impacting public safety, widespread power and water utility outages, city government delays and closings, and much more. Plus, you can select the neighborhood or neighborhoods of interest to you - maybe it's your child's school, your office, or your favorite hangout.
To sign up, click on the "Sign Up for AlertDC" button below. If you already have an account, click the "Update your Profile" button below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is AlertDC different than the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System?
A person chooses to sign up for AlertDC to stay informed about what's happening in their neighborhood or around the District. Public safety officials at the local, state and federal level use the WEA system to push a message to a person's mobile device because of an imminent threat or danger, AMBER Alert, or Presidential alert. An individual does not sign up to receive a WEA message.
How do I sign up for AlertDC?
Signing up for AlertDC is easy! Create a username and password, add contact information, and then select any additional community updates you want to receive. To get started today, click on the "Sign Up for AlertDC" button. If you already have an account, click the "Update your Profile" button to edit your contact information and the location or type of alerts you wish to receive.
Having trouble signing up or updating your account?
If you have an AlertDC account but are having trouble signing into or updating your profile, please click here to enter your username and email address to have your password sent to you. You can also check the FAQs.
Who do I contact if I need help?
Connect with the AlertDC support team at [email protected] for additional help.