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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS)

Get Emergency Alerts. Get Alert Montgomery.

Emergency notifications, straight from Montgomery County to you.

The Alert Montgomery System provides accurate and immediate emergency notifications from Montgomery County to your cell, work, or home phones via text, email, or voice message. Receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, workplace, child's school, or any other locations within Montgomery County, Maryland.

  • Government and School Status for County government and public school closures, cancellations, or delays due to inclement weather or other emergencies

  • Weather Alerts for  your family's home, business, school, child care, and more

  • Infrastructure Issues including Water and Power Outages

  • Severe Traffic Issues including accidents and prolonged road closures

Get Started


On October 15, 2014 we transferred all Alert Montgomery subscribers to our new service provider for the Alert Montgomery system. To access your Old account you would have had to re-register a new User name and Password.
If you continue having trouble accessing your old account, we suggest you simply Register for a new account in the Alert Montgomery system.

Your Account Preferences

  • Locations: You can choose to receive emergency alerts about specific neighborhoods, including around your home, workplace, your or your child’s school

  • Alert types: Choose what kind of alerts you want to receive, from weather to major road closures to water advisories

  • Preferred device: Select how you would like to be notified, and in what order: personal or work cell, email, phone, text message, etc.‚Äč

Your Alerts

If you do not confirm receipt of the message on your primary device (your first choice for how you want to be contacted), the system will try your additional contact numbers or emails, in the preference order you specify, until it receives a confirmation from you that you received the message.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at 240-777-0311.

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions by  clicking here.

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