Oak Bay Alerts

In the case of a public safety incident, the District’s free alerting service will be used to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to residents who have registered. This information can help you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what to expect.

The local emergency program public alert system is optional, and you will only receive notifications if you sign up for this service. These notification systems will send alerts for public safety incidents such as earthquakes, wildfires, tsunami alerts or evacuation notices. On occasion you may receive a test notification to validate the system. Residents of Oak Bay are encouraged to sign-up to receive community-specific emergency alerts by phone text or email.

Sign up here

Please note that Provincial and Federal Governments maintain their own wireless public alerting system, called Alert Ready. Any Alerts sent via Alert Ready will take precedence over any notifications sent via the local public alerting notification systems.

Stay informed with Alertable notifications

Use Alertable to stay aware, plan ahead and save time. Check for closures, restrictions and hazards in advance. Know before you go. Keep yourself and others informed and up to date with Alertable.

Download the FREE Alertable app for iOS and Android smartphones. Install the FREE Alertable skill and action for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant home devices. Sign up for FREE email and SMS notifications or phone calls. Follow Alertable on Facebook and Twitter. Connect with Alertable directly on Facebook Messenger. Get desktop and browser notifications from Alertable.ca. Install the FREE Alertable add-on for Slack and Microsoft Teams (coming soon). Choose any combination that's right for you.

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