Emergency Communication Tools

What are those you ask?  Listed below are ideas for your consideration that may assist you in case of an emergency type situation.


Notify Me

"Notify Me" - this is a component of the District of Highlands website.  Signing up prior to an emergency type situation will allow you to receive emails or texts messages through your home computer or cell phone when there is a news update.  There is a link in the ribbon below which will take you the "Notify Me" sign-up page.

Create a District of Highlands website Account:

  • On the DOH website you can create a user account under the "Notify Me" button (image shown above)
  • This account allows you to be added to the modules that you would like to be "notified".  Signing up for the 'Alert Centre' and 'New Flash' will notify you of alerts and any news events.
  • Any post or communications to this group will be emailed or texted to you.
  • Conversations can occur, even during any emergency, even if cell service is cut off.


West Shore alerts is a regional public alert notification system.  It is important when you sign up for West Shore Alerts that you specify correctly which area you live in = "HIGHLANDS".  

What is a Public Alert Notification System?

In the case of a public safety incident, the Public Alert Notification System will be used to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to residents who have registered.

This information can help you and your family know what to do, where to go and what to expect.

More information on West Shore Alerts and links to sign up can be found here.