Sacramento area counties collaborate on emergency alert system

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, a mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on an iPhone in Los Angeles. California's earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state's MyShake app in order to receive alerts. The Governor's Office of Emergency Services worked with Google, the maker of Android, to build the quake alerts into all phones that run the operating system. The deal was expected to be announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

(KTXL) — All public safety agencies in Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties have joined together to have a community notification system that will alert residents about emergencies and other important public safety information.

The alert system will enable the counties to provide their residents with critical information quickly in a variety of situations such as road closures, severe weather, missing persons, and evacuations.

According to Sacramento Alert, they use “reverse 911” data and technology provided by citizens through their Citizen Opt-In portal.

Sacramento County residents are encouraged to log into the Sacramento Alert Citizen Opt-In portal and provide their preferred contact information where they would like to receive alerts.

For Yolo County, their emergency notification system currently includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers serviced by AT&T and Verizon. If anyone wants to register their home phone, cellular phone, work phone, or email they can register here.