Alert San Diego
Do you want to be notified of emergencies or disasters? Then register your cell phone number, Voice over IP (VoIP) phone number, and email address for Alert San Diego. We will use Alert San Diego to notify you within San Diego County of an emergency or disaster and/or the actions (such as evacuation) you can take to be safe. NOTE: Listed and unlisted landline phone numbers are already included in the database, so you do not need to register those phone numbers. The system uses the region's 9-1-1 database, provided by local telephone companies, to contact landline telephones whether listed or unlisted. It is TTY/TDD capable. The system also provides messaging for the deaf, blind, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind before, during, and after a disaster. If you are interested in registering with Alert San Diego, please go to http://www.readysandiego.org/alertsandiego/.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
Emergency notifications can also be broadcast to cell phones in a targeted area with no “opt-in” of mobile phones required. Alerts residents about the emergency with important, but limited information:
- Emergency location
- What actions residents should take
- How they can find out more information.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
EAS is a national public warning system. Broadcasters, satellite digital audio service and direct broadcast satellite providers, cable television systems, and wireless cable systems are required to provide a communications capability to address San Diegans within 10 minutes during an emergency. The primary Emergency Alert System station for San Diego County is radio station KOGO AM 600. The secondary station is KLSD AM 1360.