The following information was released by the City of La Palma.
Over 2.2 million Orange County residents will receive an AlertOC test call on September 20 at 10 a.m. to test the County’s regional mass notification system. This is the third annual regional test of the AlertOC system and it is being held in conjunction with National Preparedness Month. The AlertOC test will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously across Orange County’s entire region. The message will urge all residents to prepare for real-life emergencies by registering their cell numbers, text numbers, and e-mail addresses at www.AlertOC.com for the best chance to receive vital, timely, information when away from home.
As part of the AlertOC drill, the County’s emergency public information hotline will be activated from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide preparedness tips and other emergency related information. Community members are invited to call (714) 628-7085 with questions on how to adequately prepare their home or business for any emergency.
Emergencies can happen at any time. A wildfire could spread rapidly or a flood could close the roads to a neighborhood while residents are away from home. In these instances, AlertOC will be a critical link for residents to immediately learn of any required actions. For more information or to register alternate phone contact information, please visit www.cityoflapalma.org/AlertOC or www.AlertOC.com.
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