Get Community Alerts

businessman using smart phone and laptop computerSalem’s Emergency Community Notification System is getting a critical update and joining Marion Polk Alerts. We’re combining the resources of the City of Salem, Marion and Polk counties, the National Weather Service, and the State of Oregon to create a new alert system that will serve Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Sign up to get critical, time-sensitive emergency notifications for up to five addresses to be notified in case of an emergency at your home, work, or child's school. You will also be able to register for Weather Alerts and turn off those notifications at times that are inconvenient to you.

Notification Methods

You can select the communication method that works best for you:

  • Call you at a phone number
  • Send you an email message
  • Send you a text message

The alert system will keep trying to contact you until you confirm that you have received the message or until the event is over. It will also let you know when the event or situation is resolved. Once registered, users will be able to select their preferred language and methods and times for receiving alerts, including SMS text messaging, e-mail, voice calls, TDD/TTY messaging, and mobile app.

Emergency Alerts

You can get alerts for a variety of safety situations including:

  • Evacuations
  • Flooding
  • Hazardous materials release
  • Police activity requesting resident action

Marion Polk Alert is managed by Marion and Polk counties, in partnership with the City of Salem's emergency personnel.

Go to OR Alerts to learn more about the statewide program.