Nassau’s Citizen Alerts system lets public safety officials rapidly warn the population about local dangers (e.g., Active Shooter, Road Closure, Power Outage, Severe Weather).
Residents, businesses, and visitors who want to receive these local alerts must "Opt-In" via the Citizen Alerts website and provide personal contact information.
NOTE: All Weather Alerts are sent directly from the National Weather Service (NWS) as they are issued. If you do not want to be notified by phone about a condition when the NWS issues the warning, do not check those boxes, OR choose only e-mail and text alerts.
When You Register for Citizen Alerts, You:
- Choose a username and password you will remember - you will need them to log back into Citizen Alerts to make changes.
NCEM staff cannot see your password; if you forget it, use the "forgot password" link on the website’s login page to reset it.
- Provide a local physical 9-1-1 street address - DO NOT use out-of-town or PO Box addresses.
You will receive alerts pertaining to that location even if you aren't there - if you move or travel, you have to log in and edit your account or the Nassau alerts will continue.
- Provide the ways you want to be alerted - cell phone number, e-mail address, etc. - in the order you want them to be used.
The system will go down the list to try to reach you until you confirm receipt of the message.
- Expand the Weather Alerts option and use the check-boxes to choose the conditions for which you want to be notified by the National Weather Service – more than 100 separate weather alerts are available - uncheck the boxes you don't want!