With fires burning throughout our state, there is no better time to sign up for the emergency alert system, Sacramento Alert. Notices about evacuations and other urgent emergencies go directly to you through a variety of methods including phone, text or email.
The system is a partnership between three counties and includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers in Yolo, Placer and Sacramento counties that are serviced by AT&T and Verizon.
“Help us help you during an emergency; sign up now,” urged Steve Cantelme, Chief of the Sacramento County Emergency Operations. Residents from all cities within the County and the unincorporated areas, as well as Yolo and Placer Counties are urged to sign up at: www.Sacramento-Alert.org.
To ensure notices are received quickly both at work and home, log on to 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.
You 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.
For additional information about how to prepare for an emergency, go to www.SacramentoReady.org.
For information about smoke and air quality, visit the Air Quality Management District website.