The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a federally-mandated committee with membership from business and industry, emergency response groups such as fire, medical and law enforcement, community groups, news media, hospitals, environmental interest, universities, and the general public. The mission of the LEPC is to effectively plan for emergencies involving hazardous materials. Learn more about the LEPC.

Social Media
Receive the latest updates on emergencies in Wake County by following @ReadyWake on Twitter.

Self-Registration Portal
Register for the free Wake County Notification System to receive messages about emergencies and public safety concerns in your area.

Users can enter up to two phone numbers and one physical address for each e-mail address that is registered, then choose to receive alerts via:

  • Landline phone,
  • Cellular phone,
  • E-mail, or
  • Text message.

Examples of the types of messages sent through the Notification System are listed below.


  • Evacuation Orders
  • Lost People
  • Rabid or Loose Animals

Register for the Wake County Notification System.