Know Your Alerts

The City of La Cañada Flintridge uses multiple notifications and warning systems to make sure emergency alerts are delivered to the people who need the information. Make sure you are signed up for the systems that require subscription and understand how they are used for emergency communications.

Download the City’s alerts and warnings flyer to review all notification tools.

photo of a TV and radio Emergency Alert System (EAS)

National public warning system that will interrupt local broadcast tv and radio programming to provide an alert in the event of a large-scale emergency.

No registration required.

photo of a cell phone with air bubble with exclamation point. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Urgent alerts sent as text-like messages to your mobile phone based on your location (you will only receive a notification if you are in the area of the emergency). WEAs have three alert categories– Imminent Threat, AMBER, Presidential. You must keep the factory settings on to your WEA- capable phone to receive a WEA.

No registration required.

photo of a cellphone, phone and computer Alert LCF

The City of La Canada Flintridge has the ability to alert residents with emergency notifications by landline or mobile phone, text message and email about imminent threats to life and property in specific impacted areas. Register all the devices you’d like to receive notifications on.

Click here to register.

photo of a TV and radio Local Radio and Television

The City communicates with local news broadcasters to provide updates during an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness is a top priority for the City of La Canada Flintridge.  During a disaster, one of the key areas for ensuring public safety outside of responding to the disaster by the first responders is communication to residents.  The City takes this responsibility seriously, which is why they have invested in the mass notification system called Alert LCF. Alert LCF is used to deliver emergency alerts to residents when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents in the City and provides critical information such as evacuation orders and shelter locations. The system will automatically reach out to all landlines plus allows residents to register other numbers to be used by the system during mass notifications.  

It is important, for residents to sign up and provide secondary even tertiary numbers to be included in the system. 

The City does quarterly testing of the Alert LCF system to ensure that reverse 911 messages are being pushed out and appropriately received. Testing occurs on the 15th day of the first month of each quarter (i.e. January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15). 

Please sign up here and be sure to update your information as they change!