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NY-Alert is a web based portal that allows state, county and local governments, emergency service agencies, colleges and universities, and private partners to provide emergency alert information and private notifications to a defined audience. NY-Alert warns citizens of New York State Citizens of critical information/emergencies and provides timely information to protect lives.


The available types of Notifications are:

  • AMBER & Missing Child/Adult Alerts - AMBER Alerts, Child Abductions, and Missing Adult and College Student Alerts
  • Emergency Alerts - Emergency messages issued by the County Office of Emergency Management or Law Enforcement covering all types of hazardous conditions
  • Severe Weather - Thunderstorms, Winter Weather Advisories, etc., issued by the National Weather Service.
  • Transportation & TransAlerts - Transportation events including County and New York State Department of Transportation TransAlerts
  • Press Release/Community Events and Notifications - Receive non-emergency information for your County including information about upcoming Community Events
  • Public Health Alerts - Public alerts such as Boil Water Advisories and Flu Vaccine Clinics
  • Earthquakes - USGS Earthquake Alerts impacting your area
  • Marine Weather Alerts - Receive National Weather Service Marine forecasts including High Wind and Surf and Small Craft Advisories
  • Sewage Discharge Notifications - Be informed when public waterways near you are impacted by untreated and partially treated sewage discharges
  • Nuclear Power Plant Information - Alerts and Press Releases containing emergency information regarding the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
  • Sex Offender Re-location Alerts - Receive notice from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services when a Registered Sex Offender moves into or out of an area you specify. You will be asked to select a radius from your location for these alerts

Contact NY-Alert Support
Support hours are Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sign up for NY ALERT:

Contact us by phone:
Help Desk 518-292-2299

Contact us by email:

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901