Roanoke City residents have been able to sign up to receive emergency alerts on their landlines and cell phones for some time. But now, Roanoke is able to send these same alerts via text message. You will only receive the alerts if there is a situation that would put your life or property in danger. If you already registered your cell phone to receive the emergency alerts you’ll need to do it again so you can get the text messages. You can register by clicking here.