The UK government’s Emergency Alerts system allows people to be contacted on their mobile phone when lives are in danger.
It will be used to warn you about emergencies, such as severe flooding.
Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk.
Who sends Emergency Alerts?
Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them.
If you do not have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.
What happens if you get an alert?
If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you will hear a loud sound, like a siren.
A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. You will be able to check an alert is genuine at gov.uk/alerts
If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.
Your personal data
Emergency Alerts do not track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data.
You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts.
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