How to get Chicago Emergency Alerts
Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) – Alerts from NotifyChicago
Notify Chicago is a city service that provides residents with text messages, and/or e-mail alerts on various emergency and non-emergency situations taking place throughout Chicago.
Prior to coronavirus the only texts I received were about heavy traffic related to Sox and Cubs games. Maybe a severe weather alerts. Those were just regular texts. Amber Alerts texts are accompanied by a heart stopping repeating blast of the emergency alert signal. Currently any coronavirus alerts also come with the emergency alert signal.
NotifyChicago is a city service that supplies residents with text messages and/or e-mail alerts for incidents/conditions such as severe weather emergencies, hazardous materials, traffic impacts, etc. Preparedness and being informed is key in an emergency. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) urges residents to subscribe to receive alerts sent directly to mobile phones or email accounts to stay informed.
NOTE: You can stop receiving notifications at any time by removing your contact information from your profile. To do so, sign in to your account and remove the email or phone number from your account that is receiving the alerts. If you are having any issues, please contact us at email@example.com.