Emergency Alerts

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The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Department of Public Health & Safety are pleased to offer residents a quick, easy and FREE way to get timely emergency information in case of severe weather or other potential hazards.

You can sign up for email and/or text alerts through our Nixle page. Although the service is free, text and data rates may apply, depending on the device and provider you are using.

Use the handy form on this page (at left) to sign up for email or text alerts from Somerset County or view recent messages on the right.

You also can sign up for text alerts by texting the keyword SCNJALERTS to 888777.

Alerts from Somerset County will pertain to:

  • Road closures (county-owned roads only)
  • Flood watches and warnings and other severe-weather issues, including county program delays or closings

    If you have any trouble signing up, or questions about this service, please email us at publicinfo@co.somerset.nj.us

    Click here to view Somerset County-area alerts without signing up for Nixle