Stay Informed: Emergency Alerts

Ways to Stay Informed

In times of emergency, Washington Township will proactively issue alerts and updates by phone to all residential and business addresses.

These pre-recorded alerts utilize the official 911 system, and so are sent to the main phone number associated with each street address.

Several options are available if you would like to also receive emergency alerts to your mobile phone. Here's how to sign up ...

To Receive Text Message Alerts on your Mobile Phone

Washington Township sends alerts and notifications through the  RAVE system.  Create an account on line, and specify what notifications you would like, and how you would like to receive them. 


Sign Up

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) Alerts

For JCP&L customers wh use electronically operated life-support equipment or depend on private well water, signe up for the company's alert service to be notified if a power outage is expected to affect your electric service for more than 24 hours.  To learn more or register, visit

Jersey Central Power Outage Information

View Current Outage Report HERE

View JCP&L Outage Map HERE

 To report an Outage to JCP&L, click HERE

Social Media

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK   Visit our Facebook page and like us.

GET TEXT UPDATES  Follow us on Twitter @WashingtonTwp or text "Follow @WashingtonTwp " to 40404

Consider a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radio 

Receive real time weather alerts. These are available from a variety of sources (check on-line for different suppliers)

Washington Township Emergency Guide

An EmergencyGuide with additional information can be viewed and printed from the Township website.  Visit and view the Township Documents.  Look for 'Washington Township Emergency Guide' located towards the bottom of the list.  View or print the guide from this location

If you have questions or need help signing up for any of the alerts, don't hesitate to contact Bruce Clark, Washington Township Office of Emergency Management ([email protected])