There are a variety of ways to stay informed about emergencies and emergency drills in the Nehalem Bay area.

Several Nehalem Bay area stations may broadcast emergency information:

It is now possible to sign up for 911 alerts to be sent to a cell phone in Tillamook County. Tillamook 9-1-1 will use this emergency notification system to send texts and/or voice messages to residents depending on their preferences.
Nixle is a service that allows Tillamook County Emergency Management to post trusted public safety alerts. You can register to have alerts sent to your email and/or as a text message to your cell phone at no cost (though message and data rates from your wireless carrier may apply). Sign up at
Earthquake Notification Service

The Earthquake Notification Service (ENS) is a free service of the U.S. Geological Survey that sends you automated notification emails when earthquakes happen in your area.

West Coast Tsunami Warning Center Email/Phone Alerts

The West Coast Tsunami Warning Center is the most accurate reflection of the tsunami wave. It is particularly important when expecting a distant tsunami. It will give fairly accurate times and wave heights (Alaska Tsunami Center does not focus on our area).

We strongly advise you to purchase and use an AC/battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards radio receiver. NWR is a nationwide network of Weather Service radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information, warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Consider using a Family Radio Service (FRS) or ham radio to stay connected during an emergency.