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Overview

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.

Benefits

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 an account:

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

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