Learn about CT Alerts


The State of Connecticut has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert residents about emergencies in your area. 

The CT ALERT - Emergency notification system, enables state and local 911 emergency communication centers to provide essential information quickly in a variety of emergency situations. 

How will the CT ALERT - Emergency Notification System Work?

  • The process begins when the State of Connecticut or your local 911 emergency communication center issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including landline phones, mobile phones, email, and more.
  • If you do not confirm receipt of the message, the system may try to reach your second contact number or email address if the message is critical and requires your confirmation.

NOTE: In an emergency, the system may continue trying to contact you until you have confirmed receipt of the message. Please confirm receipt of the message as directed. 


Sign Up for CT ALERT - Emergency Notification System.

There are multiple ways to sign up for the CT ALERT - Emergency Notification System.

Residents and businesses with listed telephone numbers have already been included in the system.


Add your contact information to the emergency notification system. 


Opt in by Text Message

Opt in Online

Delivery Method

How you can receive alerts

Text Message

Text message, email, mobile app, phone call

Location Based Alerts

How specific the alerts will be to your location

Only alerts affecting the zip code(s) with which you subscribed

Only alerts affecting the address(es) saved in your profile

Ease of Opt In

How easy it is to subscribe

Text your zip code to

Create a login, password, and profile here


How to Update Your Contact Information or Preferences

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