Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

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ShelbyALerts: Emergency Notification System

Get emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for ShelbyALerts.  This system enables us to quickly provide you with critical information in situations such as:

  • severe weather
  • road closures
  • missing persons
  • evacuations and more
  • inform us if you have a personal storm shelter at home

You will receive time-sensitive notifications for the locations you specify such as your home and/or office. ShelbyALerts can contact you via:

  • home, mobile or business phone
  • text message
  • Everbridge phone app
  • TTY/TDD device (more information below)
  • email and more 

You pick where, you pick how.

ShelbyALerts contact information 

Please save our contact information before you need it!                                            NOTE: Saving our information does not register you for ShelbyALerts!                      Please SIGN UP above. 


OR create a contact with the following

  • ShelbyALerts
    • Work:    205-610-0950 (voice messages come from this number)
    • Mobile:  89361 (text messages from this number)


ShelbyALerts, Mobile Phones & DO NOT DISTURB

Emergency Notifications, like TORNADO WARNINGS, cannot reach you if your phone is on DO NOT DISTURB!

If you use DO NOT DISTURB, consider turning REPEATED CALLS ON or SAVING OUR CONTACT INFORMATION AS A FAVORITE to allow emergency notification voice calls to ring.


You can also receive notifications and manage your profile using the Everbridge phone app. In the Google and Apple stores, look for: 

  • Everbridge For Everbridge & Nixle Alerts

When enrolling on Everbridge app, search for Organization/Subscription by typing:

  • shelbyalerts
  • Click on: ShelbyALerts: Shelby County, Alabama

TTY/TDD, Access & Functional Needs and Warning Cancellations

When signing up for ShelbyALerts, you can choose to receive calls directly to TTY/TDD devices, text messages to one or two cell phones and a variety of other options.

During sign up, ShelbyALerts will ask about access or functional needs in your household along with community of interest, volunteer skills or if you have a personal storm shelter. This information is fully voluntary but could be critical for first responders during a disaster. 

After a Tornado Warning, ShelbyALerts notifies you (by the same options) when the warning has expired or been cancelled early by the National Weather Service. Many members of our Access & Functional Needs Community asked for this service and we listened.

Keyword (Nixle) Notifications (text message)

Notifications from Shelby County EMA:

  • Text SHELBYALERTS to 888777

Lake Lake, Alabama, weather & emergency notifications:

  • Text LAYLAKE to 888777
  • Automatically receive county specific text messages for Tornado Watches & Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for all 49 miles of Lay Lake in five counties
  • & Lay Lake specific emergency messages from Shelby County EMA

Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama, weather & emergency notifications:

  • Text OMSP to 888777
  • Automatically receive text messages for Tornado Watches & Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the Oak Mountain State Park Area
  • & Oak Mountain specific emergency messages from Shelby County EMA 

Zip Code based emergency & community notifications:

  • Text your zip code to 888777, i.e., text 35051 to 888777

If finished with notifications, text STOP to 888777. 

LOG IN: to update ShelbyALerts notification settings

Weather Radios

Shelby County programming notes for S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) Weather Radios:

  • 001117 Shelby County Code
  • Channel 7 (162.550) Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio Station (WRS)
  • NOTE: If you live in Eastern or Southeastern Shelby County, use:
  • Channel 4 (162.475) Anniston/Mt. Cheaha NOAA WRS

Plug in your radio and test it can receive the NOAA WRS. On many radios, this means pressing the "WEATHER" BUTTON.  If you cannot hear someone talking, move the radio near a window or a north facing window until you hear talking when testing. 

S.A.M.E. Codes for surrounding counties:

  • Bibb: 001007
  • Chilton: 001021
  • Coosa: 001037
  • Jefferson: 001073

Fire Ban Notice

Shelby County is under an Alabama Department of Environmental Management “no burn” order from May 1 through October 31. This regulation is to combat the formation of ground-level ozone, which has become a problem in our county.