Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. No signup is required! Alerts are sent automatically to WEA-capable phones during an emergency.

WEAs are separate from our DickinsonAlert notifications. Your phone will receive WEAs regardless of whether you're registered for DickinsonAlert or not.

Types of Alerts

Presidential Imminent Threat Amber Alert Public Safety Test Message
Alerts issued by the President or a designee during a national emergency. Alerts issued when an imminent threat to life or property exists in your area, including severe man-made or natural disasters such as earthquakes, wild fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Alerts issued to help law enforcement search for and locate an abducted child. Less severe in nature than Imminent Threat Opt in message to support state and local WEA testing

More Information

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Michael Ehret
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Ave, Ste B103
  Spirit Lake, IA 51360