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NY-Alert is New York State’s Mass Notification System used to warn citizens of emergencies and critical information in a timely manner to help protect lives and keep New Yorkers safe.  By signing up for NY-Alert, you can receive warnings and emergency information via the web, your cell phone, email and other technologies.


Receiving emergency information is an important step to being prepared. With NY-Alert, you’ll have the information you need to keep you and your family safe at your fingertips. There are several benefits with the NY-Alert system, including:

  • You can customize the type of information you receive by choosing the alert type and the locations.
  • You decide how you want to receive the alerts. You can receive alerts via email, text messaging, phone, and fax.
  • You can change the types of alerts you are receiving or unsubscribe at any time by logging into your account.
  • Alerts are timely, and often contain instructions and protective actions that you can take to keep safe in emergency situations.
  • All areas of New York State are included in the NY-Alert System.
  • It’s FREE to sign up and receive alerts.

How To

Refer to this step-by-step process to setup a My.NY.Gov account for NY Alert:

  1. Fill out first name, last name and email address
  2. Create a MY NYID username
  3. Fill out your account information
  4. Verify that your information is correct
  5. You will receive an automatic email to verify your MY NYID account
  6. Click on the verification in the email
  7. Select three security questions
  8. Set your password
  9. Hit submit and your MY NYID account is active
  10. Accept the terms of service
  11. Connect to the NY Alert application and select types of alerts you want to receive
  12. Select your contact preferences to receive alerts


For a more detailed walkthrough, please see the full enrollment guides below. 

Enrollment Guides

Contact NY-Alert Support

Support hours are Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact us by email: