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Gloucester Emergency Alerting
NEW! Gloucester Emergency Alerts powered by Smart911
GLOUCESTER EMERGENCY ALERTS powered by Smart911 is the official EMERGENCY notification system used by the City of Gloucester to communicate with residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive free alerts from the City via text message, email, voice message or social media.

Citizens can register to receive alerts for the following:
  • Emergency Notifications - Urgent, must-know information that may require action such as taking shelter. Alerts may include water advisories, road closures, power outages, evacuations, lock down situations, etc. 
  • Advisories / School Closure - Important need-to-know information, but not necessarily immediately time-sensitive. Alerts may include missing person, amber alert, prescribed burn notices, etc. 
  • Snow & Beach Alerts – Important need-to-know information regarding community events and park facilities. Alerts may include cancellation notice due to weather or field conditions, park/facility closure notices and event information. 
  • Traffic Alerts - Time sensitive situations affecting the flow of traffic and creating an immediate hazard on major thoroughfares or at the request of FIRE/EMS/LAW personnel at the scene. Weather Warnings - National Weather Service Advisories and Watches

Are You in the Database?
Gloucester Emergency Alerting System is a geographical based system where street addresses are needed to select the telephone numbers that will receive emergency notification calls.  Public databases have been used to collect telephone numbers for existing Gloucester home and businesses (within the City limits) and have been placed into the Gloucester Emergency Alerting System database. However, sometimes the public databases contain outdated information, thus no one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is included. All individuals and businesses should register, especially if you have an unlisted phone number, have changed your phone number or address within the last year, or you use a cellular phone as your home phone. Registered users are able to update their information and ensure they receive all Gloucester Emergency Alerting System notices sent out by the City.

How Do I Register?
The following information is required to add a telephone number(s), text capable device or email into the Gloucester Emergency Alerting System database: first and last name; address (physical address, no P.O. boxes); city; state; Zip Code; and primary phone number. A primary phone number is most likely the identified home phone number. An alternate phone number, such as a mobile phone, can also be entered and both the primary and alternate line will be contacted in the event of an emergency. The system works with all cellular phones but requires a Gloucester street address. When entering information, please fill out all of the screens because the newest data entered will replace the old data.

For those who are hearing impaired, Gloucester Emergency Alerting System offers a TDD ONLY option for tone delivery of emergency messages. Messages delivered to phone numbers marked TDD will only be delivered in a TDD/TTY format. Residents without Internet access may visit the Sawyer Library to use a computer.


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This system will only be used for emergency purposes.

Examples of times when the Gloucester Emergency Alerting System could be utilized: extreme or hazardous weather situations, drinking water contamination, long term utility outage, evacuation notice & route, missing person, fires or floods, bomb threat, hostage situation, chemical spill or gas leak, and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.

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