The City of Evanston uses the EvanstonAlerts emergency notification system to alert community members in the event of an emergency.
You can sign up for text message, email and phone alerts for multiple locations, such as your home, workplace, school and more, so that you receive notifications relevant to you and your family.
When will it be used?
The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety. Public safety officials will send alerts about emergencies, such as critical police activity, evacuations, hazardous materials spill/release, and safety alerts.
How does it work?
When the City issues a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you'll receive a message on the voice, text or email communication methods you have registered. If requested for the notification, you can confirm that you have received the message and you will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all of the contact paths that you have registered.
How do I sign up?
Click here to register for this service. Create an account and add your contact and location information into the Emergency Notification System. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.
Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?
If you don't sign up, you'll still receive notifications on your traditional landline home phone, if you have one, but nowhere else.
What if my phone number or email address changes?
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your phone number or email address changes, you must go to your profile and update the information.
Will my contact information be shared with others?
No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. We will not give or sell your telephone numbers or email addresses to any vendor or other organization.
In addition to emergency notifications, the City of Evanston offers alerts for street cleaning and snow parking restrictions, beach conditions, daily crime reports, and much more. Sign up for non-emergency newsletters and notifications >>>
Northwestern University Emergency Notifications
The Northwestern University Emergency Notification System disseminates timely information to the campus community in the event of a crisis affecting the University. Northwestern University parents, contractors, visitors, vendors, members of the Evanston community, hospital partners and others are encouraged to opt in to the AlertNU system. All can enroll in AlertNU by texting “AlertNU” to 226787.