Sign up for Arlington Emergency Alerts
If you are at home and don't want to keep a radio or TV on all day, you can still be alerted if an emergency occurs in Arlington. The County has a new service to send a text message to your cell phone, email or pager.
Arlington County's Community Alert System uses the Roam Secure Alert Network to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency. This system delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices and email accounts:
- Email account (work, home, other)
- Cell phone with text messaging capability
- Blackberry device
- PDA (Palm, iPAQ, etc...)
When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized Arlington County Emergency Management personnel will rapidly notify you using the Community Alert System.
This system is solely for the use of Arlington County residents and people working for businesses located in Arlington County. Registration is free of charge. The service does not replace existing public safety warning methods also used by the County.
Registration is quick and easy through the County Web page
For more information see the Web page or send an email to
Comment: This system worked very well during Hurricane Isabel in 2003. There is one test alert per month. Users report that it usually provides welcome information, is not used unless needed, and works out well in practice without overloading your messages.
This page was last revised on: December 27, 2003.