Sign up to receive District Alerts First – DC HSEMA

Emergency Red Puma - Sign up to know when you have to run in advance!

In the past 45 days we have had our fair share of emergencies in the District of Columbia (earthquake, hurricane, flooding, threats of terror).  At the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) we want to make sure that we are all doing all that we can to keep you informed BEFOREDURING and AFTER the crisis.  We know that one of the best ways to ensure our success as we work together as city agencies to recover communities is to ensure clear, consistent, dependable communication.  

Through the ALERT DC system, HSEMA is able to communicate emergency messages to thousands of subscribers within seconds of receiving credible information.  For that reason, we hope that you will begin to depend on ALERT DC as a primary data source providing guidance and direction which will help to inform your decision-making. To sign up:

1.  Go to

2.  Click on the AlertDC icon located at the top of the page

3.  Select “New User” and make your selections for the types of alerts that you would like to receive.

You might initially find that you are getting a lot of messages that you might not find particularly helpful and simply don’t want…but when something happens, you will be glad that you are in the know.  So, sign up today!  You will be glad that you did.


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