Details On Today’s Emergency Notification System Test Alert In Sacramento, Placer And Yolo Counties

By Cody Briana on October 17, 2019
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Head’s up, you may receive a test alert on your phone today. Sacramento County sent us the following message:

Today, October 17 at 10:17 am, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties will test the local emergency alert system. The test will be inclusive of those that have opted into the local Emergency Alert system (cell, landline and email) and the residential landlines in the 911 data system.

The test alert will be in conjunction with the “Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill.” ShakeOut encourages everyone to talk about and take steps to prepare for earthquakes. In light of the Bay Area earthquakes this week, we hope that as people think about emergency messages and information, they practice for earthquakes as well.

The test alert will display on phones as 833-422-5253 – residents can now save this number in their phone as “Emergency Alert” so they recognize critical alerts from now on.

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