Emergency Alerts

AlertSense

AlertSense (also called AlertMe!) allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue alerts to residents in the event of severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons. 

In the event of an emergency, alerts will be delivered to you at the contact information you provided, including telephone, text messages and email. 

Emergency voice alerts sent from the County will come through as telephone number (541) 972-3177 on CallerID. You can dial that number if you would like to hear the last message repeated. 

Sign up for alerts.

"Reverse 911"

Emergency response officials throughout Lane County have access to a public alerting system.  The system can deliver alerts and warnings, and provide emergency instructions to the general public by automatically calling the landline phone numbers in an affected area. Once a public safety official determines that there is a need to alert at-risk residents, he or she can request activation of the public alerting system through their dispatching agency.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) warns us of imminent danger to life and property. The EAS broadcasts over various media such as radio, television, cable television, satellite radio and satellite television when there is an emergency. It does not currently interrupt streaming services such as Netflix.

The Communications Center of the Lane County Sheriff's Office is the agency that operates the Emergency Alert System for Lane County. If there is an impending emergency then a local public safety official can request through the Sheriff's Office that an emergency message be sent (broadcast) using the Emergency Alert System. 

Learn more about EAS broadcasts.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts are messages sent to your mobile phone during an emergency. No sign-up is required. 

WEA are sent only during an emergency by authorized government alerting authorities. Types of alerts include extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts. 

You only receive WEA messages when your cell phone is in the area of the emergency. If you visit another city, you will only receive alerts for that location and not your hometown. 

Learn more about WEA messages.