Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Sarnia-Lambton Alerts (formerly MyCNN Community Notification Network)

Sarnia-Lambton Alerts is a community notification system that can contact subscribers through a method of their choice, such as telephones, cell phones, email and text messages. Subscribers will receive critical emergency messages about tornados, industrial incidents and boil water advisories. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

Sarnia-Lambton Alerts, powered by Everbridge, Inc., is a regional public alerting system used by Sarnia-Lambton municipalities to send emergency alerts and other important community notices to subscribers in a timely manner. Sarnia-Lambton Alerts also includes emergency and non-emergency updates from local industrial sites. Notifications include:

  • Traffic Information
  • Extreme Temperatures​
  • Lambton Public Health Notices​
  • Industrial Updates
  • Drinking Water Emergencies​
  • Evacuation Advisories
  • Shelter-In-Place ​Advisories

Sarnia-Lambton Alerts is offered free of charge and allows subscribers to customize which types of notifications they would like to receive and indicate how they would like to receive them based on the type of notification. 

  • Emergency alerts can be sent by phone, text, email and/or Everbridge App
  • Non-emergency community notices can be sent by email and/or Everbridge App

Please note that by signing up, you will (1) be redirected to the Everbridge Inc. website; and (2) waive and release any claims you may have against the City of Sarnia. Subscriber contact information will not be shared with other agencies and Sarnia-Lambton Alerts accounts can be deleted at any time.

To sign up for Sarnia-Lambton Alerts, click HERE or download the Everbridge App. 

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Non-emergency notifications

Prior to 2021, when you registered for the network, you could choose to receive SMS text message notifications informing you of a variety of situations categorized as emergency and non-emergency. The City of Sarnia will continue to provide emergency mandatory notifications through SMS text message such as tornado warnings, missing persons, evacuations or shelter in place orders. Non-emergency notifications, such as road closures, will no longer be offered via SMS text messaging. The function of this service is changing and will now require our citizens to download the Everbridge app.

The City of Sarnia can no longer send non-emergency notifications you selected upon registration with the network, via SMS text messaging, without incurring additional fees due to new guidelines and restrictions implemented by major phone providers.

To continue receiving non-emergency notifications on your smart phone or hand-held device, you must now download the Everbridge app and subscribe to Sarnia-Lambton Alerts. This app will allow the City of Sarnia to continue providing this valuable service to its residents without additional cost. It is also providing the opportunity to streamline our emergency management services, as you can tailor your notifications and feed to contain only the non-emergency notifications you chose, as well as all emergency notifications.

Non-Emergency Alerts include:

a) Extreme temperatures
b) Flooding
c) Municipal safety instructions
d) Municipal service disruptions
e) Police information
f) Sarnia Transit and Care-A-Van
g) Traffic information-closures