Stay Informed

Stay Informed

If you stay informed, you’ll know when disasters are likely to strike.

Be sure to keep up with information from your local government leaders and media. Don’t just rely on one source — stay informed by using multiple sources of information.

ReadyWake Alerts

ReadyWake Alerts is Wake County’s Mass Notification service that allows us to alert you about things such as flooding, gas leaks, police activity, weather events and more. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notifications you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

NOAA Tone-Alert Radio

Another way to stay informed is to have a NOAA Tone-Alert Radio (with a battery backup). The NOAA radio, also called a weather radio, is programmed to listen to National Weather Service forecast broadcasts and sound an alarm is severe weather is predicted for your area. NOAA Weather Radios are also available with strobe lights and other non-audible alert methods for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

A Wireless Emergency Alert give people a free and fast way to get key details. It gives you text-like alert messages to your mobile device during an emergency. It also sends details about AMBER alerts or other problems in your area. You do not need to get an app or subscribe to the service. Just make sure emergency alerts are turned on in the notifications settings on your phone.

Only approved government staff can send messages. The messages are short. They tell you the type and time of alert, and anything you need to do.

WEA messages are sent via cell towers. That means you only get those messages that concern your area. If the warning message is sent before you get to the area, your mobile device will get the message once you enter that area. Newer mobile devices are all WEA-capable. Ask your cell phone carrier if your mobile device can get WEA messages if you have an older mobile device.