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Emergency Notification System

If you represent an official public safety agency and want to contribute to ENS Alerts, email us at [email protected]

The Emergency Notification System (ENS Alerts) is an experimental service to provide a single source for alerts and warnings from U.S. officials. This includes mandatory evacuations, amber alerts, hurricane warnings, tsunami alerts, and terror threats.

The Emergency Notification System is operated by BNO News and was launched in May 2018 before being expanded in 2019. It only uses official information, which means we do not insert our own reporting, even in the event of conflicting information.

Alerts may be edited by BNO News for clarity or to summarize a message which is too long. Our editors take great care to ensure that changes do not affect the meaning of the message, and we may include a screenshot or link to the official alert.

BNO News plans to launch state versions of ENS in 2020.

Because this is still an experimental service, it does not yet provide round-the-clock coverage. Our service is aimed at providing easy access to critical alerts, including those who are not in the affected area. It should not be used to replace warning systems from official sources.

Sign up for ENS Alerts: Twitter or Facebook

Alerts which are currently included:

  • A selection of messages sent to phones through the Emergency Alert System
  • Amber Alerts (child abductions)
  • Blue Alerts
  • Evacuation orders and messages to shelter in place
  • Tsunami warnings and advisories
  • Earthquake notifications (notable events only)
  • Hurricane warnings and watches
  • Foreign missile launches and missile threats
  • Volcanic activity (if affecting a populated area)
  • Bulletins from the National Terrorism Advisory System

Please send feedback to [email protected].