City Launches Emergency Alert System

The City of Key West has launched a new notification system that can help keep the community informed with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, road closures, king tide flooding, evacuations, and more that may have significant impacts to residents.

The mass notification system, powered by CivicReady, allows residents to sign up on a list to receive critical information only. It will not be used for routine non-emergency information.

This service is available to our citizens to receive emergency notifications alerts via text message, email, pager or voice mail (in extreme cases), based on personal preference.

Notification preferences can be personalized when you sign up. In addition to receiving information on your mobile device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line, depending on the of incident or event. The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared.

Signing up is easy. Just go to and click on the CivicReady button on right side of the page. From there, you’ll find links to the App Store and Google Play as well as a way to sign up right through the page.

This vital service means that you can be forewarned of an emergency and stay safe. As we enter into the busiest part of hurricane season, this service is another tool to help everyone be prepared.

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