Alert Information

The City of Newport utilizes a web based mass notification system, CodeRed®. Residents and businesses are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered in the system. Unlisted numbers will be kept in strict confidence and the City will not share any information with any third party.  Click here to sign up and get your emergency alerts.


Evacuation Zone Map and Information

It is important to review the Newport Evacuation Zone Map Neighborhood and Street Listing PDF before there is an emergency. Please click the link below. Review and print out a copy for you and your families safety.

Newport Evacuation Listing

Emergency Shelters

In the case of an emergency, the locations below are emergency shelters:

  • Newport Area Career and Technical Center, located on the campus of Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, Newport
  • Pell School: 35 Dexter Street, Newport
  • Florence Gray Center: 1 York Street, Newport

Evacuation Information

Evacuation Checklist

2013 Newport Flood Evacuation Map

How to Prepare for a Flood

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. How to Prepare for a Flood explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly when you, your home, or your business is in danger. Click here to get your copy of How to Prepare for a Flood.


Elevation Certificate

An Elevation Certificate is an important tool that documents your building’s elevation. If you live in a high risk flood zone, you should provide a elevation certificate to your insurance agent to obtain flood insurance and ensure that your premium actually reflects your risk.

The PDF link below is links to an editable PDF from the US Department in Homeland and Security. Instructions are included in the link for help in filling it out.

Elevation and Flood Certificate Instructions 2016

Elevation Certificates by Street Name

Additional site specific information may be viewed at the Department of Zoning and Inspections, City Hall, 43 Broadway.

City’s Codified Ordinances 

Building Permit Application

Building Inspector Contact Information