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As California’s deadly fires continue, with stories about people who died because they didn’t receive sufficient warning to evacuate, it’s time to check the status of your emergency notifications. Sacramento County has an alert system, and Rancho Murieta Security has one too.

Sacramento County is urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts at Sacramento-Alert.org. You can enter multiple email addresses and phone numbers and choose among voice or text messages or both for your cell phone.

Sacramento-Alert is planning a test of the system Thursday in the 10 a.m. hour. Here’s where you sign up.

Rancho Murieta Security has an alert service called CodeRED. It also allows multiple email addresses and phone numbers and a choice of voice, text or both for your cell. Click here for information and to sign up. 


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No one knows how to reach you

A Sacbee story today about the need to sign up for these emergency systems in the age of cell phones. In the old days, officials had a land-line phone number for every household, but no more. You need to sign up to let them know your cell.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article178822381.html

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County test of emergency alerts

After today's experience with the test of Sacramento County's emergency alert system, here's a suggestion: Sign up for as many different channels as you can.

Our alerts arrived over a 15-minute span Thursday morning, with an email arriving at 10:25, a voice phone alert at 10:33 and a text alert at 10:40. In a situation where minutes matter, a 15-minute difference is significant.

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