Emergency Alerts

Subscribe to City of Eugene Website Alerts

You can subscribe to Stay Connected with the City of Eugene by subscribing to a number of online communications including emergency alerts. To sign up, visit our Stay Connected web page and follow the instructions to subscribe. Scroll down to the Alerts section and indicate whether you want to receive alerts via text or email. You can unsubscribe anytime.

Information about emergency incidents can also be found on our website: 

Also read about the City of Eugene’s Emergency Management program.

Location-based Alert Systems

The City of Eugene and Lane County may also use the following alert systems:

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.

You can manage these messages by going to the notifications section of your mobile device’s Settings. These messages may be differentiated from regular text messages in that WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice. 

Learn more about WEA messages.

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.

"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 a public safety official determines that there is a need to alert at-risk residents, he or she can request activation of the public alerting system through their dispatching agency.

Additional Alerts


This opt-in service, powered by AlertSense, allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue alerts to citizens in the event of severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications on your cell phone or VoIP phone. Select the types of alerts and notifications you would like to receive, as well as your preferred method of contact.