Alert And Warning
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) uses several alerting methods to warn the public of potential hazards and dangerous situations within Clark County.
- Each of the warning methods have specific benefits and limitations
- No single notification system will work in every circumstance
- Some of the warning systems require residents to pre-register in order to fully realize all of the benefits
- Some warning methods require little more then owning a newer smart phone or paying attention to the loud alert signals on the radio or TV
There are many ways to get notified in emergencies that may impact you. ACT NOW to ensure that you can get alerts through these methods:
EAS alerts are immediate and widespread alerts often for a whole county.
These alerts broadcast on:
- NOAA weather radios
Alerts begin with loud audible beeps followed by specific instructions to protect yourself
WEA are text alerts that can be sent to most newer smart phones within an area. Alerts relate to your current location, not your home county or address associated with your mobile phone. These messages have a unique tone and vibration. This short message will give immediate advice.
There are 3 types of alerts :
- Extreme weather, or other hazard in your local area
- AMBER Alerts
- Presidential alerts in a national Emergency
You can opt out of all except Presidential alerts, we encourage you to think twice before turning local alerts off.
Public Alerts provides regional news and Twitter feeds in real-time. Information is shared by participating agencies throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area. Site also provides links to register your mobile and VoIP numbers with numerous community notification systems. Please Note: In order to get Public Alerts messages on you mobile phone, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, and your email, you need to register!
Examples of information shared on the site include:
- Service disruptions
- Weather related closures
- Transit delays
- Public safety
- Road conditions
- Public health emergencies
Emergency Notification Public Alerts For Clark County
Outbound direct phone calls, emails, and text messages sent to a very targeted geographic location.
These alerts are used for a wide range of local alerts, including:
- Missing persons
- Criminal threats
- Chemical spills
- Boil water notices
Landline phone numbers are automatically included in the system, but you must register, mobile numbers, e-mail addresses, and VoIP to receive additional alerts.
NOAA Weather Radio - Sends warnings via special consumer radios that allow for targeted alerts. This is mostly used for weather alerts but may also be used for other situations.
Configuring your NOAA Weather Radio:
Clark County is covered by two Weather Radio Channels. Try them both and use the one that has the best reception.
Channel WX1 - 162.550 Mhz - Portland (Coverage Map)
Channel WX7 - 162.525 Mhz - Davis Peak (Coverage Map)
To receive targeted alerts for Clark County, enter the SAME code: #053011. For other areas, click here for more info.
- Follow CRESA at:
- @CRESA on Twitter
- @CRESATalk on Twitter
- CRESA Facebook page