Additional Safety Resources


  • Wildfire Information: click here.

Weather and Emergency Alerts

  • The National Weather Service provides active alerts on weather across the nation. 
  • NOAA Weather Radio provides 24/7 information on watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service. It does not cover all areas of New Mexico, and does require a special receiver that can be purchased at many retail outlets for less than $40 USD.
  • The Emergency Alert System broadcast flash flood warnings commercial radio and TV.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier, and include flash flood warnings. Mobile users are not charged for receiving these text-like alerts and are automatically enrolled to receive them.
  • FEMA recently launched an app that provides email alerts and text messages to the general public. 
  • Third party sources that deliver email and weather alerts are listed here.
  • Nixle provides free text and email alerts anywhere in the nation.

Water and Smoke

  • The NMED Drinking Water Bureau website provides information on drinking water safety, or call 1-877-654-8720 Monday - Friday, 8-5 pm.
  • Smoke Inhalation and your health: for information on how to help protect your health from wildfire, visit the New Mexico Department of Health here

Pets and Livestock

  • Contact your local animal control office or county extension office to find out if a pet or livestock shelter has been set up. For contacts and information, visit our 'Who Can Help' section on animals here.
Immediate Safety