Be Informed

Receiving Alerts & Information

Where to Get Official Emergency Information

When emergencies happen it's important to get official information as quickly as possible. The following options are available to you to seek or receive alerts and information.

Text Messages

Sign up for Nixle and receive text messages and emails from Midland 911 sent directly to you. Learn more and sign up at

NOAA Weather Radio 

Invest in a NOAA Weather All Hazards Radio with Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) and you can receive official weather advisories and watch and warning information from the National Weather Service for Midland County. A good quality radio can be purchased for around $50. 

Commercial Radio and Television

Local broadcasters in our area have volunteered to provide emergency information through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Many radio and television stations participate. In Midland, WMPX 1490 AM is an active partner in providing local emergency information. Some information is also available for Charter Cable customers on Midland Government Television, Channel 188.


Call the Midland County Emergency Information Hotline, 1-888-835-5667, to hear a recorded emergency message. You can also call 2-1-1 to talk to an operator from 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan who will answer questions and direct you to where you can get more information.

Social Media and the Internet

During community-wide emergencies, especially long-term events, Facebook is used to provide situation updates. Midland 911 and Midland County Emergency Management both use Facebook to reach people through social media.

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Weather Radio

Consumers Energy Outage Center