Register for Emergency and Non-Emergency Alerts


 Administered By:
 City of Hastings
  Dakota Communications Center
 Messaging Options:
 Text*, phone, email
 Text*, phone, email
 Examples of Uses:
 Snow Emergency notice
 Active Shooter
   Field and Rink closures
 Chemical Spill
   Summer Programming reminders  
 Water Contamination
     Missing Person
 Where to Register:

 *We strongly suggest you register for text alerts so you don't miss a call.

Different Systems, Different Uses

The City of Hastings uses two different systems to send a variety of notices to keep you safe and informed. We encourage you to register for the Everbridge Emergency alerts, and to opt in to the Nixle community notices that are valuable to YOU.

Everbridge Emergency Alerts

The City of Hastings is a member of a county-wide group that partners with Dakota Communications Center (DCC) for services. One of those services includes Everbridge Emergency Alerts. When a serious safety emergency happens in our area, our Public Safety responders will assess the situation and determine whether or not people in the surrounding area need to be alerted to a safety issue. If needed, they can request that an Everbridge Alert be sent out to a broad area, or a smaller, targeted area based on the threat assessment. 

We encourage you to register your cell phone to receive text message alerts so you don't miss a potential emergency in your area. Go to the DCC website to register your phone number, email, and address.


Nixle Community Notices

Nixle is our notification system that allows residents to receive alerts for a variety of non life-threatening notices including: Snow Emergency, city field closings, outdoor ice rink closings, severe weather warnings, upcoming events and road construction updates. This courtesy service is simple to register for and you may change your message preferences or opt out of the system anytime. 

To Register:

Registration is secure, simple, and free. 

  • Go to
  • Click "Sign Up Now".
  • Sign in through Facebook or create an account.
  • Enter an email address and phone number where you would like to receive messages. Choose whether or not you would like to receive voice messages.
  • Click "I Accept. Sign me up!"
  • Enter your home address to receive local messages.
  • Share Nixle with your family and friends.

To Customize:

Change your messaging preferences or opt in to different types of messages such as weather alerts and community notices.

  • Log in at
  • Click "Settings" tab
  • Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the "Subscribe" option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your email and/or cell phone. You must opt in to receive each type of non-emergency message. 

Need assistance? Send an email to

Text Users? Need to Register for an Account?

If you registered for Nixle by texting 55033 to 888777, you will need to request a password to create an online Nixle account.  This will allow you to make changes to your account preferences.

  • Simply text "PASSWORD" to 888777, and a password will be provided to you.

How to Unsubscribe from Alerts:

  • Unsubscribe from text messages from a single ZIP code or keyword by texting STOP to 888777 and following the prompts.
  • Unsubscribe from text messages from ZIP codes and keywords by texting STOPALL to 888777 and following the prompts.
  • Click the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of a Nixle email notification.
  • Adjust account settings by logging in at
  • Email and request to be unsubscribed.


Need assistance? Send an email to