Urgent Alerts


The City of Westland has an emergency alerting system in place to help provide immediate critical information about emergencies impacting our City.  These messages provide you with information to protect your property, your family, and yourself.

This emergency alerting system is from CodeRED and provides alerts for many things including:

  • Adverse weather, like tornado alerts
  • Missing persons
  • Criminal activity in your area
  • Water contamination 
  • Utility outages
  • Road closures
  • Fires
  • Various threats to people, property, or the environment
  • And more!

How to Enroll

Enrolling in the emergency alerting program from CodeRED is super easy!  You have two options to enroll:

With your new account you can customize the messaging you receive:

  • You can select the language the messages are sent to you in (English. Spanish, Arabic, and more languages coming)
  • Select if you want to receive a voice message (great for landlines), text, and/or email alerts
  • Provide your home or secondary address for more specific messages for your area

Be sure to go to https://accountportal.onsolve.net/cityofwestlandmi to access your account afterward to keep it up to date.


  • What if I previously signed up for Nixle?  Do I still need to sign up for a CodeRED account?
    • Yes, you need to sign up for a new CodeRED account.  Nixle was decommissioned and is no longer active. This new system is replacing our old Nixle alerting system to provide better service to our residents.
  • Why do I need to create an account?
    • You need to create a new account so that your personal information is protected. Also, we can supply more directed messages that impact you rather than generic messages.
  • Can I use this service with a landline?
    • Yes, you can!
  • Is there any cost to me to enroll?
    • This system is completely free to use.
  • Do I have to be a resident to receive these alerts?
    • No you do not need to be a resident.  This is perfect to get alerts that could impact your business or relatives that live in the area.
  • What if I am having problems signing up for CodeRED?
    • Please contact us at 734-467-7952 or email techadmin@cityofwestland.com and we will be happy to set up your account or assist you with the process.