Alert Philadelphia - Emergency Text-based Notification System


In case of an emergency make sure you are prepared and in the know. Below you will find links to agencies which provide alert emergency notifications to the general public, as well as, valuable online emergency preparedness resources.

Alert Notification Systems

The city and state provide alert notification systems for the general public. Alerts can include such information as travel advisories, transportation delays, weather warnings, emergency situations and more. Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, pager, PDA and/or email. Visit the sites listed below to choose the alerts that are most important to you. Please note that the alerts are free but you may incur charges from your cellular provider.

Ready Philadelphia
Ready Philadelphia is the emergency alert system for Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. The system provides local alerts about emergencies, severe weather and road closures.
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AlertPA is the emergency alert system for the state of Pennsylvania. The system provides the public timely information about emergencies, Amber alerts, weather advisories, health notifications, tax notifications and other updates as needed.
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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Agencies throughout the city and region provide valuable online resources to prepare you in the case of an emergency. Visit the agencies below to learn more about what you can do.City/Region




City of Philadelphia
Website | Office of Emergency Management (MDO-OEM)

Philadelphia Police Department

American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania



PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

PA State Police

PA Department of Health



Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Website | Email Updates Sign Up

United States Secret Service (USSS)



Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Website | Alerts & Advisories | Mobile SEPTA

Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)
Website | Travel Alerts & Special Schedules | Email Notification Sign up

Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA)
Website | Email Notification Sign up

Website | Service Alerts

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Website | Blog

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Website | Flight Delay Information



University of Pennsylvania
Website | Emergency Preparedness | Department of Public Safety | UPennAlert

Temple University
Website | Emergency Preparedness | TUalert

Drexel University
Website | Emergency Preparedness | Department of Public Safety | DrexelALERT