Evacuation Alerting Tools
Depending on the emergency and the conditions, public safety officials may utilize a variety of ways to alert you that it is time to evacuate. Below is information on local alerting systems that you need to be aware of for an evacuation. Reminder: Always use your best judgment in an emergency. If you feel unsafe, spot fires ignite, or conditions change, don’t wait for an evacuation order; leave early if unsure to avoid being trapped by severe conditions.
AlertLCF – Notification by phone call, text, and/or email
In the event of an evacuation, local emergency officials will use AlertLCF to reach you. You must register for emergency notifications at ALERT LCF to receive evacuations notices by phone call, text, and/or email. Evacuation notices sent through SoCoAlert will use the following terminology:
- EVACUATION ORDER: You must evacuate immediately due to an imminent threat to life.
- EVACUATION WARNING: There is a potential threat to life and property within a given time frame. Begin preparing yourself, your animals, and your property for a potential evacuation order.
- SHELTER-IN-PLACE: Stay secure at your current location. This may be required when evacuation is impossible, too dangerous, or unnecessary.
Additional Alerting Tools
Additional alerting tools such as WEA, and social media will also be used to notify you in the event of a large-scale emergency evacuation. Learn more about all of these systems at KnowYourAlerts.