October 24, 2016
As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster - events that often occur with little to no warning.
Residents of Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties are urged to register with the mass notification system at any one of the following three websites: Placer-Alert.org, Sacramento-Alert.org, Yolo-Alert.org.Registering will allow public safety officials to text, call cell phones or landline phones, or email in the event of a disaster. (Residents choose the methods they prefer at time of sign-up) Signing up is easy and information is protected. Officials will only notify residents during an emergency or if help is needed to find a missing child or adult.
Wildfires and flooding can occur rapidly, sometimes forcing evacuations, shelter-in-place orders and/or road closures. The mass notification system is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of actions they might need to take for their safety.
The alert system allows residents to register more than one contact method including cell phones, alternate numbers, text, email and landline phones. Residents choose the best notification method for them, or choose them all. Multiple locations such as work, parent or children’s school address can also be selected.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, there will be a tri-county test of the emergency notification system as part of Flood Preparedness Week.
Sacramento and Yolo counties are performing countywide notifications, while Placer County is performing a targeted test to a limited number of areas. This is the first regional test of the system and will include the unincorporated County areas, 13 participating cities, and one tribal partner.