The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with Yolo and Placer emergency agencies, announces the launching of a state-of-the-art emergency alert system known as Sacramento Alert. The system provides information to residents about emergency events quickly and through a variety of communication methods.
The alert system currently includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers in Yolo, Placer and Sacramento counties that are serviced by AT&T and Verizon.
To ensure emergency notices are received quickly both at work and home, residents are encouraged to log onto the Sacramento Alert Self- Registration Portal and provide phone numbers for both home and work, including land and cell phone numbers, email addresses, TTY device information and instant messaging information. All information in the Self Registration Portal will be kept strictly confidential.
Residents from all cities within the County and the unincorporated areas are urged to sign up at:
Residents will only receive alerts that are critical and time-sensitive, including: flooding, levee failures, severe weather, disaster events, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods in specific geographic locations.
The system, which uses Everbridge Alert and Notifications System, was made possible for all three counties by a grant from CAL Office of Emergency Services and supported by CA Department of Water Resources, Flood Operations Center through the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services.
For additional information about how to prepare for an emergency, go to www.SacramentoReady.org.
Everbridge is an incident notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important public safety information. This system enables critical information to be provided quickly in a variety of situations such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com.