The NY-ALERT mass notification system is available to all New York State agencies and municipalities for public safety messaging. Other organizations that benefit the public, such as hospitals, and schools, can also utilize NY-ALERT for alerting. The table below provides a brief list of NY-ALERT features.

Flood Warnings
Weather Alerts
Evacuation Alerts
Transportation Alerts



100% Free to Use For Public Safety Messaging Yes
Free Unlimited SMS/Text Messages Yes
Free Unlimited Voice Phone Calls Yes
Free Unlimited Emails and Faxes Yes
Custom User Responses Yes
Integrated with the Emergency Activation System (EAS) Yes
Supports Public Subscription Yes
Supports Reverse 9-1-1 Yes
Dedicated 100% to NYS Agencies Yes
Mobile Application for Sending Alerts Yes
Mobile Application for Citizen Users Yes
100% Web-based and Accessible Yes
Supports Private Notification Groups Yes
Free Setup & Configuration Yes
Free Training Yes
Free Data Importation Yes
Automated National Weather Service Alerts Yes
Automated AMBER, Sex Offender, & NYSDOT Traffic Alerts Yes