Public Information Resources:
Members of the community can receive emergency information via social media and alerting and warning systems. Subscribing to these systems or following Twitter accounts of local agencies can provide important information on emergencies in the community. You can also receive information on mobile phones if the phone has enabled Government Alerts in the phone Notifications and Settings.
- Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for AlertOC as part of emergency preparedness at AlertOC.org.
- Residents who might need additional resources are encouraged to contact 2-1-1 or go to 211oc.org.
- Residents can find general disaster preparedness information at ReadyOC.org.
- Residents are encouraged to follow public safety agencies and other service providers on Twitter, including:
- Emergency Alert System (EAS)
- An EAS message is delivered by local television or radio stations such as KWVE FM 107.9 (Santa Ana) or KOGO AM 600 (San Diego). Based on the nature of the emergency, officials will activate the system to provide information and instructions to those who may be impacted.
- Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) More than 100 wireless carriers participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) program -- including the largest carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.Cellular-providers automatically opts their users into the alerts, but you are able to opt out in your phone's settings.