The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management’s mass notification system that provides you with emergency text and email alerts is ReadyPhiladelphia.

With ReadyPhiladelphia, you can sign up to get alerts about disasters, local emergencies, weather alerts, mass transit and other important information. Some alerts may include for evacuations and shelter in place instructions, and the locations of emergency evacuation shelters for the public.

Information comes direct from the source: National Weather Service, Philadelphia Police, Philadelphia Fire, SEPTA, the Prisons in Northeast Philadelphia, and the PES refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.

ReadyPhiladelphia has options on how you receive alerts:

  • On your smartphone through a mobile application with push notifications.
  • Email
  • Text
  • Voicemail

Alerts can be targeted to specific locations. It’s easy. Just select up to five addresses in Philadelphia. You can sign up to get alerts for home, work, school, or other addresses important to you.

You can get time-sensitive alerts sent to your home, mobile, or business phones. With ReadyPhiladelphia, you choose where, you choose how.

Your safety is our top concern. That’s why the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management wants to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. By signing up for ReadyPhiladelphia, the new emergency alert system, you’ll be informed about incidents that could impact your safety.

If you previously signed up for ReadyNotifyPA, you will need to create a new account in ReadyPhiladelphia to continue receiving alerts.

If you have any questions, you may email us at