When emergencies happen, it is important to be informed sooner rather than later to prepare for your family’s safety. OakAlert, which is Oakland County’s emergency notification system, sends texts, calls and emails when emergency situations occur where you are or where you live.
Because notices come from Oakland County Emergency Management, you can get information quickly on situations like:
• Chemical spills impacting public health (like a shelter-in-place order)
• Outdoor warning siren activation
• Active assailant situations causing an evacuation
• Closure or interruption in service of County operations
• Additional incidents affecting the health and safety of the county
It’s easy to register with your name, contact information, and your own username and password. To sign up for this no-cost service, click here or text “OakAlert” to 99411.
Oakland County Emergency Management is committed to maintaining a system that sends notifications only for legitimate emergencies, disasters or hazardous situations that would require immediate action. Please ensure your device can receive and interpret messages or alerts. Notifications of emergencies, disasters or hazardous situations that would require immediate action will use email or text messaging to the devices registered. Please note that standard messaging rates may apply.
Stay connected with Oakland County’s Department of Emergency Management by visiting their website and following them on Facebook and Twitter.