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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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Weather, MEMA News, Upcoming Events By Email or Text Message.

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Weather, MEMA News, Upcoming Events By Email or Text Message.

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Subscribe to eMail Updates and Text Alerts

Being prepared starts with being informed

In 1775 we had Paul Revere. Today it's e-mail and text messages.

Thanks to a subscription service offered by Maine.gov, you can now sign up to receive news, weather alerts and emergency information from MEMA by e-mail and text messages on your cell phone.

It is very easy to sign up for these updates and alerts, and to change your choices after you have signed up. You can make the most of the system by reviewing the tips on this page. Then simply sign up in the form to the left.

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Subscribe via e-mail first, to get a sense of the kinds of alerts you will get, and how often you will get them. E-mail choices can be changed easily, by clicking on a link at the bottom of the message.

Then subscribe to text messages, once you know for sure what you want.

Return here and use this same form to manage or delete your subscriptions!

  • Choose e-mail or SMS/Text Message (to get texts on your cell phone)
  • Click "Go" You'll go to another page where you can check off the notifications you want.
  • If you are already subscribed, you will see which items you have already checked off, and change or "un-check" any of them. You can also delete your subscriptions entirely (although of course we hope you won't want to!)

Beware of Oversubscribing!

Your choices will be arranged like an outline. Clicking the top item in the outline may choose everything in that category, which can overload your e-mail or text messaging.

  • Take note of the specific tips below, for different types of information

MEMA News and Information:

  • Subscribe by topic OR All MEMA News. If you subscribe All MEMA News and a topic, you will get duplicate e-mails
  • Upcoming Events: Comes out once a week on Fridays, with the next week's activities from our online EMA Calendar
  • Narrowbanding Resources will let you know when we have added new information to our Narrowbanding page
  • Severe or Emergency Events is available by text message as well as e-mail. This will include news and safety messages regarding any current emergencies
  • Training and Exercise News ensures you will get all training announcements and exercise news

Weather Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Maine:

  • Short weather alerts are available from the National Weather Service by County.
  • If you are interested in multiple Counties, consider signing up by Forecast Area, and choose either Caribou (northern and eastern Maine) or Gray (southern and western Maine. These notices are longer and more detailed. Although we offer them by text message, you will need the e-mail version to get all the detail
  • Be aware that in a severe weather event, you will get many alerts. The more boxes you check, the more alerts you will get, and many of them may be duplicative. Make your choices carefully! Be sure that you have selected specific Counties, and that you have not accidentally checked all the County boxes.
  • Marine Alerts contain such notices as Small Craft Advisories, Gale Warnings, etc. These are offered by e-mail and text, but the e-mail version carries all the detail.

Your wireless provider may charge for text messages

If you subscribe to the text message service, your wireless provider may charge you to receive text messages on your mobile device. Contact your wireless provider if you have any questions about the fees the company may charge.

Unsubscribing:

  • Return to this page at any time. Enter your e-mail or mobile phone number above, and click "Go." You'll be able to change or delete subscriptions instantly.
  • If you receive e-mail updates, there are links at the bottom of the e-mail to either "Manage Preferences" (change your subscriptions) or "Unsubscribe".

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Last update: 09/13/12