In the event of an emergency, it is critically important for you to be prepared and for you to be informed. Oakland County is taking a proactive approach
to enabling its citizens to be more aware of emergency situations that may
impact individuals and businesses in Oakland County, by implementing the
Oakland County Emergency Notification System (OakAlert). OakAlert is an emergency notification system enabling
and empowering interested parties to be aware of extreme incidents in Oakland
- Chemical spills impacting public health
Outdoor warning siren activation (will not
include other weather watches, warnings, or advisories)
Active shooter situations causing an
evacuation or Shelter-In-Place orders
Significant road closures such as a high-way
closure not lane closures or daily traffic incidents
- Closure or interruption in service of county
- Additional notifications affecting the health
and safety of the county
The notification tool is powered by GovDelivery and will allow
citizens to self-register on a secure web site entering their name and personal
contact information with their own username and password. Oakland County recommends that everyone should
have a plan during emergencies and a method to accept notifications in
different modes, i.e., NOAA Weather radios, television, phone app, etc.
Please ensure your device can receive and interpret messages or alerts
that are issued.
Notifications of emergencies, disasters or
hazardous situations that would require immediate action will use email or
text messaging to the devices registered online.
The messages will be limited to:
- Imminent or perceived threats to life or
Public Health emergencies
Public Safety emergencies
It is the responsibility of the registered
individual to ensure their contact information is accurate and
up-to-date. Oakland County cannot guarantee the timely delivery of alerts
due to technical variables such as third party email and text messaging
systems, as well as individual services to remote and handheld devices.
The purpose of this service is to provide
accurate and helpful information to concerned citizens, businesses, and
governmental agencies. OakAlert is a voluntary
service and is at no cost to receive. Alerts will be sent via text and
email so standard messaging rates may apply. Information submitted
will be kept confidential and not be released to any third party.
Non-emergency Oakland County information can
be received by subscribing the Oakland County Digital Subscription service at http://www.oakgov.com/subscribe/Pages/default.aspx where you will be allowed to subscribe to
specific community information from Oakland County Departments or
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act
controls access to personally identifiable information and public records at
the County's Web site. Information you supply to us may be subject to
disclosure to anyone who asks. Additionally, the County could be subject to
court order or subpoena to divulge personally identifiable information.
The County is providing OakAlert as a public service. All information sent is expected to be
accurate, complete and timely at the stage of posting. The County may make
updates or changes to this information at any time as new information becomes
available. No guarantee of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory is given
with respect to the contents forwarded.
The immediate and fast moving nature of Web
sites means that there may be links to sites that are changed or no longer
functional. We apologize if this should occur and assure you we are continually
updating, reviewing and improving our site and its content.
No information on this service is intended to
serve as legal advice. Use of this Web site is at your own risk, and the County
will not be held liable for any errors or omissions contained in this Web site.
In no event, shall the County be liable for any special, indirect or
consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use,
data or profits whether contract, negligence or any tort action arising out of,
or in connection with, the use or performance of the information available from
the County Web site.
If you have any questions about this policy or
feel that we have acted in violation of this policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write Oakland County Homeland Security Division, 1200 North
Telegraph Road, Bldg 47 West, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341.