Emergency Alerts

** Did you receive an email or text message (from 88911) on January 8 asking you to register for a Lane Alerts account if you want to receive future emergency alerts? **

Our records show that you were signed up to receive alerts under the old system (AlertMe!). To make sure you receive emergency alerts in the future, you must create a free account in the Lane Alerts system. If you do not create an account, you will no longer receive emergency alerts. 

To create a free Lane Alerts account, visit www.LaneAlerts.org

Information not converted to an account at www.LaneAlerts.org will be deleted after January 20, 2024.


When you create your new account, please use the interactive map to double-check your location after you enter each address. Video instructions are available: desktop version and mobile version.

If you already signed up for Lane Alerts, we apologize for contacting you again and will remove this old account from our records.

Lane Alerts partner agencies include Lane County Emergency Management, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, and Central Lane Communications Center. The system is powered by the State of Oregon’s OR-Alert program and Everbridge. Learn more about OR-Alert at www.oralert.gov

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Lane Alerts

Lane Alerts allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue alerts to residents in the event of severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons. 

In the event of an emergency, alerts will be delivered to you at the contact information you provided, including telephone, text messages and email. 

Emergency voice alerts sent from the County will come through as telephone number (541) 255-1577 on CallerID. You can dial that number if you would like to hear the last message repeated. 

Sign up for alerts.

Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) or "Reverse 911"

Emergency response officials throughout Lane County have access to a public alerting system.  The system can deliver alerts and warnings, and provide emergency instructions to the general public by automatically calling the landline phone numbers in an affected area. Once public safety officials determine there is a need to alert at-risk residents, they can request activation of the public alerting system through their dispatching agency.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) warns us of imminent danger to life and property. The EAS broadcasts over various media such as radio, television, cable television, satellite radio and satellite television when there is an emergency. It does not currently interrupt streaming services such as Netflix.

The Communications Center of the Lane County Sheriff's Office is the agency that operates the Emergency Alert System for Lane County. If there is an impending emergency then a local public safety official can request through the Sheriff's Office that an emergency message be sent (broadcast) using the Emergency Alert System. 

Learn more about EAS broadcasts.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts are messages sent to your mobile phone during an emergency. No sign-up is required. 

WEA are sent only during an emergency by authorized government alerting authorities. Types of alerts include extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts. 

You only receive WEA messages when your cell phone is in the area of the emergency. If you visit another city, you will only receive alerts for that location and not your hometown. 

Learn more about WEA messages.

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