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Can messages be sent to TTY phones?

No. Teletypewriter (TTY) services are not supported by the Emergency Alert system. This is because the database from which telephone numbers are drawn does not capture information about which telephone numbers are linked to teletypewriters.

In an emergency you should use a range of information sources and check them continuously to stay aware of local conditions. These information sources may include radio, television and state or territory emergency services organisation websites.

You should not wait to receive a warning message before you act.