Westchester County has created an emergency notification system for its residents and people working in the county. The Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) will be used only in the event of a major disaster or catastrophe to disseminate important emergency notifications and updates.

If you are interested in non-emergency news, sign up for one or all of our Quick News bulletins.

We can use e-mail, text messaging, and/or phone messages to provide information to you before, during or after a major storm or other disaster. This information might include updates about emergency conditions, what to do, where to go or other critical details that residents should know.

This added effort is intended to supplement — not replace — information you'll receive from television, radio and other sources. Further, it should not replace individual and family emergency planning. Not to mention, those situations when direct communication from the county is simply not possible.

Additionally, if you have a loved one or know of someone with special needs who lives in Westchester and may require additional assistance, transportation and/or sheltering in the event of a major emergency or disaster, enroll them in the county's Special Needs Registry.

The emergency alert sign-up application is unavailable
A new emergency alert sign-up system is under development. We anticipate that access will return on or about Sept. 1, 2017. If further delays occur, we will update the information on this page.

Your contact information -

  • will never be shared
  • will always be kept confidential
  • will never be used in any other county government application