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Posted on: January 27, 2019

Emergency Notifications and Alerts... Are you signed up? Sign up today!

Washington County NY-Alert Logo (v. 2019)

Washington County NY-Alert Logo (v. 2019)

Beginning in 2019, Washington County will be utilizing the New York Alert system for our Emergency Notifications.. be sure you and those in your communities are signed up!


It only takes a few minutes and can make the difference in keeping you informed! Go to alert.ny.gov and click the Sign Up button to get started! (additional details / directions below)

SIGNED UP WITH US BEFORE? If you've signed up with us before with our previous systems you will have to sign up separately for NY-Alert to ensure your information is up to date and you receive notifications to your most current devices and your current residence / listed locations.

BENEFITS OF SIGNING UP FOR NY-ALERTReceiving emergency information is an important step to being prepared. With NY-Alert, you’ll have the information you need to keep you and your family safe at your fingertips. There are several benefits with the NY-Alert system, including:
  • You can customize the type of information you receive by choosing the alert type and the locations.
  • You decide how you want to receive the alerts. You can receive alerts via email, text messaging, phone, and fax.
  • You can change the types of alerts you are receiving or unsubscribe at any time by logging into your account.
  • Alerts are timely, and often contain instructions and protective actions that you can take to keep safe in emergency situations.
  • All areas of New York State are included in the NY-Alert System.
  • It’s FREE to sign up and receive alerts.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR NY-ALERT & WASHINGTON COUNTY NOTIFICATIONSHere is the step by step process to sign up:
  • Go to: NY-Alert Sign Up
  • Fill out first name, last name and email address
  • Create a username 
  • Create account
  • Verify that your information is correct
  • You will receive an automatic email to verify your account
  • Click on the verification in the email
  • Select three security questions
  • Set your password
  • Hit submit and your account is active
  • Accept the terms of service
  • Connect to application and select types of alerts you want to receive
  • Select your preferences to receive alerts
We look forward to keeping you connected and informed!

SIGN UP FOR NY-ALERT
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