The NYC Advance Warning System alerts organizations that serve people with people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs to various types of hazards and emergencies in New York City. Participating organizations receive public preparedness and emergency information via e-mail or text messages. Organizations can then act upon this information in the way that best suits their clients. The NYC Advance Warning System is managed by the New York City Emergency Management Department in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.
What is the NYC Advance Warning System?
Who can sign up for AWS alerts?
Any agency or organization that works with people with disabilities or access and functional needs in New York City can register to receive AWS alerts. Organizations can subscribe as many employees as they feel are appropriate to meet the needs of their clients. NYC Emergency Management encourages broad subscription within organizations in order to maintain continuity of operations
Can individuals sign up for AWS alerts?
AWS is designed to distribute alerts to organizations and agencies. Clients and other individuals unaffiliated with organizations are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official source for information about emergency events at www.nyc.gov/notifynyc or call 311.
How do I sign up for alerts?
To sign up for alerts from the NYC Advance Warning System, click on the Sign Up for Alerts button on the homepage and fill in the required fields on the registration form. Once your registration is received we will send you an e-mail with a link that you'll need to click in order to confirm your account.
How do I update my organizations profile or change the way I receive alerts?
Log in to make changes to your contact information or your organization profile.