Wireless Emergency Alerts
At any time, but especially in a time of uncertainty on the local or national level, it is of utmost importance that we receive pertinent information in a timely manner. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing persons alerts in your area (e.g., AMBER Alerts). Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without downloading an app or subscribing to a service. WEAs may be used to share extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.
A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. Visit: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/wireless-emergency-alerts-wea for additional information about these alerts.
In Morris County, we have a unique emergency alert system with pertinent emergency information for our local community. The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has moved to a new emergency alert program called AlertMorris. You can receive alerts by phone, text, email or social media (or all). If you were on the older system, called Everbridge, your information should automatically have been moved to the new system. However, please re-register with AlertMorris to be sure you are receiving all pertinent alerts.
For more information and to sign up for Morris County Emergency Alerts click here:
To access social media alert information for your specific town in Morris County go here: