NotifyLA: Emergency Alerts from the City of LA


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In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA.


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How Will You Receive an Alert? 

There are a variety of ways that the City of Los Angeles can reach you during an emergency. Residents are encouraged to sign up for all alert platforms relevant to where they live, work, and spend time in Los Angeles. Residents can provide multiple points of contacts, multiple addresses for alerts, and set language preferences by registering for the alert systems offered by the City of Los Angeles. 


Sign Up for Alerts

NotifyLA – Create an account to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone, email, and/or text message. Subscribe to alerts for your neighborhood, schools, businesses, media, and other interest areas. Powered by Everbridge.
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Alerts that Do Not Require Subscriptions

During emergencies, the federal government allows the City and County of Los Angeles to use two additional, unique systems that do not require sign-up or registration. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) – Evacuation orders and other important messages will be sent to compatible mobile devices based on your current location. Emergency Alert System (EAS) – Alerts will interrupt local radio broadcasts and cable television programming in the event of a large-scale emergency.

Follow Us on Social Media

Due to potential delays, please do not rely on social media as your primary notification of a local emergency. Community information will be posted on the following social media platforms in as timely a manner as possible.

Emergency Alerts (only) - Twitter: @NotifyLA
Emergency Management Department - Twitter: @ReadyLA -  (and) - Facebook:  @ReadyLA

Alerts from Other Los Angeles County Jurisdictions

Here is a list of emergency notification systems available throughout LA County.