TACOMA ALERTS

The City of Tacoma uses a comprehensive emergency alert and notification system powered by AlertSense. Sign up to receive emergency alerts and disaster warnings that could directly impact you and your family.

The City of Tacoma is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, and/or voice mail, based on your selected preferences. The system is used only to send emergency alerts about hazards that have significant impacts to Tacoma community members. Emergency alerts could be related to earthquakes, tsunamis or flooding, which require evacuation, shelter in place or other actions.

All community members and businesses are encouraged to sign up today to:

  • Receive alerts in the event of an emergency
  • Customize the types of alert topics that you would like to receive
  • Share and update your contact information and alerting preferences

Please provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact. To ensure that you receive location specific information, it is important that you occasionally review your preferences and keep your information updated. These alerts are provided free of charge; however, standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

Participation is voluntary. Users can opt out at any time.

If you wish to subscribe to SMS text messages only, text your zip code to 38276. You can also download the free AlertSense mobile app for Android and Apple devices.

*Registration is especially important for those who use a cell phone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone as their primary number, have an unlisted phone number, or who changed their phone number or address within the past year.

**Any information you share will remain secure, private and will only be used to deliver emergency alerts you have subscribed to.

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