Alert And Warning

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) uses several alerting methods to warn the public of potential hazards and dangerous situations within Clark County.

  • Each of the warning methods have specific benefits and limitations
  • No single notification system will work in every circumstance
  • Some of the warning systems require  residents to pre-register in order to fully  realize all of the benefits
  • Some warning methods require little more then owning a newer smart phone or   paying attention to the loud alert signals on the radio or TV

There are many ways to get notified in emergencies that may impact you.  ACT NOW to ensure that you can get alerts through these methods:

Emergency Alert System (EAS)  

EAS alerts are immediate and widespread alerts often for a whole county.

 These alerts broadcast on:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • NOAA weather radios

Alerts begin with loud audible beeps followed by specific instructions to protect yourself

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

WEA are text alerts that can be sent to most newer smart phones within an area.  Alerts relate to your current location, not your home county or address associated with your mobile phone. These messages have a unique tone and vibration.  This short message will give immediate advice.

There are 3 types of alerts :

  • Extreme weather, or other hazard in your local area
  • AMBER Alerts
  • Presidential alerts in a national Emergency

You can opt out of all except Presidential alerts, we encourage you to think twice before turning local alerts off.

Public Alerts Clark Public Alerts Logo for Sign Up

Public Alerts  provides regional news and Twitter feeds in real-time.  Information is shared by participating agencies throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area.  Site also provides links to register your mobile and VoIP numbers with numerous community notification systems.  Please Note:  In order to get Public Alerts  messages on you mobile phone, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, and your email, you need to register!

Examples of information shared on the site include:

  • Service disruptions
  • Weather related closures
  • Transit delays
  • Public safety
  • Road conditions
  • Public health emergencies 

 Public Alerts Banner with all jurisdiction logo's

Emergency Notification Public Alerts For Clark County

Outbound direct phone calls, emails, and text messages sent to a very targeted geographic   location.

 These alerts are used for a wide range of local alerts, including: 

  • Missing  persons
  • Criminal threats
  • Chemical spills
  • Boil water notices

Landline phone numbers are automatically included in the system, but you must register, mobile numbers, e-mail addresses, and VoIP to receive additional alerts.

Tune In Your NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio  - Sends warnings via special consumer radios that allow for targeted alerts.  This is mostly used for weather alerts but may also be used for other situations.  

Configuring your NOAA Weather Radio:

Clark County is covered by two Weather Radio Channels.  Try them both and use the one that has the best reception.

Channel WX1 - 162.550 Mhz - Portland  (Coverage Map)

Channel WX7 - 162.525 Mhz - Davis Peak (Coverage Map

To receive targeted alerts for Clark County, enter the SAME code: #053011. For other areas, click here for more info.

CRESA shares alert and warning information on social media.