Emergency Alerts

We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible. The Everbridge emergency notification system allows Pottawatomie County to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.

Pottawatomie County uses the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from traffic accidents, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as burn bans, road closures, outdoor warning siren tests, and water utility maintenance. The National Weather Service utilizes this same system for weather watches and warnings. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Everbridge allows citizens to self-register and manage their own contact methods.

Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts. Individuals without internet access or a computer may contact the Pottawatomie Emergency Management Department at 785-457-3358 to sign up for emergency alerts.

E-Alert Sign-Up

Click on “Sign Up for notifications” button to the left to add your information to the notification system.

You will be asked to create an account.

Username & Password:

* Usernames must be a minimum of 4 acceptable characters. Acceptable characters are: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, period, dash (-), underscore (_), and at symbol (@). No other characters or symbols are permitted at this time.

* Password must be 8 to 64 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. Special characters are permitted, but limited to !@#$%^&*(). Select a security question and enter its answer.

*Password must be 8 to 64 characters long and contain at least one letter.

Registration Email Address: This address is used to send temporary passwords, if you forget your credentials.

Accept the Terms of Use by checking the box and "Click Create Your Account"

Complete Your Profile

After creating your user name and password, you’ll be brought to a page where you can complete your profile. This is where you enter your personal information, including First Name, Last Name and Registration Email.

Next, you will select how you want to receive alerts. Options may include SMS text messages, email, mobile phones, landlines, or a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The order you set these contact paths will be the order we will try and reach you in the event of an emergency.

You can register as a resident or business

Use your company name for first and last name if registering a business.

Enter any Locations You Care About

We send alerts based on a geographical location on a map. Insert up to five addresses for which you want to receive an alert if the location is affected by an incident or upcoming event.

Important: If the address you provided is not in our database of known addresses for our jurisdiction, you will be presented with other options to add your address into this system, including: selecting from a list of suggested addresses or dropping a pin to select your location on the map (Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is required). You will not receive any location based alerts if you do not provide a complete address.

Sign Up for Alerts You Care About

You’ll be presented with various alert subscriptions to sign up for. These could be important community alerts, transportation alerts, weather notifications, etc.

Congratulations! Once you have finished and saved your account, you have successfully signed up.

If you need help contact Emergency Management at 785-457-3358.