FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2012
Contact: Howard Sutter, (714) 834-6203, Howard.Sutter@ocgov.com
2.2 Million OC Residents Will Receive AlertOC Test Call
(Santa Ana, CA) — Over 2.2 million Orange County residents will receive a call on September 20th at 10 a.m. to test the County’s regional mass notification system, AlertOC. This is the third annual regional test of the system and will include 23 participating cities as well as the County’s unincorporated areas.
The test will be held in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, and will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously. The phone message will urge all residents to prepare for real-life emergencies by registering their contact information 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. 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 or a flood could close the roads to a neighborhood while residents are away from home. In these instances, AlertOC is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of any required actions.
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