The fast-moving, wind-whipped Northern California wildfires have highlighted the vital role emergency alerts can have in disasters. Sign up for Sacramento County emergency alerts at Sacramento-Alert.org.
Sacramento Alert provides evacuation notices and other urgent messages during emergencies that go directly to you through a variety of methods including phone, text or email.
Receive location-based emergency alerts quickly at work and home by providing all your typical locations as well as your land and cell phone numbers, email addresses, TTY device information and instant messaging information. All information in the Sacramento Alert Self-Registration Portal
is kept strictly confidential and you will only receive alerts that are critical and time-sensitive, including: severe weather, wildfires, flooding, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods in specific geographic locations.
Sacramento-Alert Test Message, October 19
If you sign up on Sacramento-Alert.org before October 19, you will receive a TEST message sent by the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services to all local area subscribers in the 10 o’clock hour on Thursday, October 19. *If do not receive a test notification on October 19 and you have signed up, please check your account at Sacramento-Alert.org
, and if necessary, call 211 for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Resources
Sacramento County Provides Mutual Aid
Not only does Sacramento County want you to be prepared for emergencies and get emergency alerts, the County is helping our Northern California neighbors impacted by the wildfires. Currently, Sacramento County Animal Control Officers and equipment, and staff from Emergency Services and Sacramento Medical Reserve Corp have been deployed to Napa and Santa Rosa, as well as strike teams and staff sent from Fire Departments and law enforcement officers from our operational area. When Solano County social workers were evacuated from their county building and were unable to update their cases in the state’s Child Welfare Case Management System, Sacramento County IT staff worked with Child Protective Services staff to set up computer terminals in Sacramento County offices so that care and services for these children wouldn’t be additionally impacted. Sacramento County will continue to provide these areas hardest hit with mutual aid.