Emergency Text Messages

Emergency Text Messages

Stay connected during closures or other emergencies. Sign up for both Twitter Alerts and FlashAlert.

Twitter Alerts

This address of this Twitter account is

You do not have to have a Twitter account to sign up to receive emergency text messages. The college's Twitter account will deliver them to your mobile device when you sign up. Please be aware that when you sign up, you will receive a confirmation message, along with LCC's most recent text message, according to your carrier's specifications. Standard text messaging charges apply.

Should you decide you no longer want to receive them, you can easily opt out (stop) them.

How to Sign Up for Twitter Alerts

To get closure and other emergency information by text message, via the college's Twitter account, simply:

  1. Put "40404" in the 'To' line of your text message
  2. Put Follow "LowerCC_Alerts" in the 'Body' of the text message

Upon sign-up you will receive several auto-messages from Twitter:

  • Confirmation that you are following LowerCC _Alerts and explaining how to stop. This text may also suggest you try following other randomly generated Twitter accounts. Twitter auto-generates this promotion and you can ignore it.
  • The college's most recent text message.

How to Opt Out/Unsubscribe from Twitter Alerts

Text "OFF LowerCC_Alerts" to "40404" to stop receiving alerts.

This is an entirely voluntary service and the college is not able to determine who does or doesn't follow us via text messages. Messages sent via this Twitter account are emergency only. Each quarter a 'test' message is sent to make sure the Twitter account is operating correctly.

Standard text messaging rates apply, based on your cell phone carrier and plan.



LCC subscribes to FlashAlert to provide closure information to major media outlets (such as TV and radio). Individuals can also sign up to receive the information directly from FlashAlert.

How to Sign Up for a FlashAlert Account

  1. You can sign up to receive email notifications from FlashAlert by visiting FlashAlert at and entering your email address.
  2. You will be prompted to select a password to use with your account.

How to Receive Text Messages from FlashAlert

  1. You can sign up to receive push notifications on your mobile device by downloading the "FlashAlert Messenger" app from the iTunes app store or Google Play.
  2. Be sure to link the app to the FlashAlert account you set up from your computer.

How to Opt Out/Unsubscribe from FlashAlert

  1. You can manage your subscriptions, including unsubscribing from Lower Columbia College, by visiting
  2. Log in with your email address and password.
  3. Select "my subscriptions" and uncheck Lower Columbia College.
  4. Select update to save your selection.


For more information about text messaging from our partners at FlashAlert, please visit

For more information about all the communication channels used by Lower Columbia College, please visit the Crisis Communication Procedure page in this handbook.

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