Sign up for text, email, and phone alerts that guide you to protective actions related to locations you care about, like your home, work, or kids’ schools.
Sign up for AC Alert—Berkeley’s main emergency alerting system—to quickly know what protective actions you, your family, or your co-workers should take during emergencies.
Include all your phone numbers, email addresses, and locations of interest to get critical emergency information wherever you are.
Make sure each member of your household signs up for their own account so each person can receive alerts.
By signing up for AC Alert, which is used countywide, you will receive important information about actions to take during emergencies, including extreme fire weather, evacuations, or orders to shelter-in-place.
Sign up for AC Alert.
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Sign up to this countywide system to receive these crucial emergency alerts.
If you’ve moved, switched job locations, or enrolled your children in new schools, update the addresses of interest in your profile to ensure you get messages targeted to those areas.
Confirm your registered phone numbers and addresses are accurate to ensure you get relevant emergency messages for the places you care about – in Berkeley or elsewhere in Alameda County.
AC Alerts help you respond to emergencies
In an emergency, the City will send AC Alert notifications via text message, email, TDD/TTY devices, and phone to let you know what protective actions to take.
AC Alert notifications can include:
- Evacuation Warnings and Orders
- Shelter-in-Place information
- Information about extreme fire weather, flooding, and fires
- Communication during an emergency about evacuation routes, shelters, and transportation
- Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk
AC Alert is reserved for rare situations when there is an urgent threat or need for the public to take protective actions. Messages will be targeted to people in the areas that need to take action.
In most cases, emergency responders can quickly resolve emergency incidents without the public needing to take action.
Sign up for AC Alert. Stay informed so you can take action to protect yourself and your loved ones in emergencies.