Signing up for emergency text alerts is quick, easy and free. All it takes is your name, cell phone number or email address, and about five minutes.
You can get emergency text alerts from any of these city or county governments in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Each offers text alerts specific to their area, including major emergencies, traffic updates, weather reports, and school and government closings. You can pick what kind of text alerts you want, as well as how you get them. To sign up for text alerts, choose a city or county below.
District of Columbia
City of Fairfax
Prince George’s County
Prince William County