Each local system may provide you with additional options for the types of alerts you can receive, from Amber Alerts, utility advisories and police reports. Many alert systems even allow you to customize your alerts to specific neighborhoods or districts within your city or county. All of these options are designed to make sure the information you need to plan your day comes straight to your computer or mobile device.
Alert Examples: Real Amber Alerts and More
Below are some real, sample Washington, DC area amber alerts, utility advisories and other alerts sent by the alert systems across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC:
AMBER Alert (Project Safekids) reports Family Abduction: GEORGE HOUZOURIS (MD) GEORGE HOUZOURIS, Age Now: 6, Missing: 11/05/2008. Missing From BEL AIR, MD. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Maryland State Police 1-410-879-2101. For more information about this amber alert, visit http://www.missingkids.com/
Utility Outage: PEPCO is working a scheduled power outage in the Wisconsin Ave & Warren St. NW area. Outage is affecting street lights and/or traffic lights only. Expected restoration of power is no later than 6:30am.
Sign Up Now for Instant Emergency Alerts
To register for any of the emergency alert systems, select the city or county where you live or work. Capital alert is your way to sign up for any of the 17 DC area alert systems. Because you'll get alerts by cell phone or e-mail, you'll get this free, instant information wherever you are.