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Wildfires emphasize need to improve emergency alert systems

was how to improve them. California emergency managers use a patchwork of warning systems, and some do not even have a way to send text alerts during a disaster. There is little oversight by the state ... read more

California Wildfires Reveal Alert System Shortcomings

(TNS) — California’s intensifying wildfires, which have killed at least 50 people since October, have sparked forceful calls by state lawmakers to improve emergency alert systems that the public relie... read more

Butte County to Reassess Emergency Alert System in Aftermath of Camp Fire

There is an alert system already in use in multiple California counties where notifications can ... Honea acknowledges that his department will be looking for ways to improve its emergency alert proce... read more

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FCC votes to improve delivery of emergency alerts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday voted to require wireless providers to deliver more geographically precise emergency alerts after a ... encourage local authorities to use the al... read more

Emergency Alert System To Expand By San Mateo County

... passed a resolution Tuesday encouraging the county's Office of Emergency Services to expand its current emergency alert notification system to a greater number of residents. Supervisor David Canep... read more

What Happens When the Next Big Wildfire Hits California?

State officials will no longer second guess the use of wireless emergency alerts ... own weather systems. “You couldn’t have predicted this based on past fire.” California Public Utilities ... read more

California attorney general wants oversight in hospital sale to Santa Clara County

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra is asking a ... that the county has agreed to all of the clinical conditions, including keeping emergency services. “The plan is to increase the services,” Smith s... read more

California Bill Would Create Opt-Out Alert System

"Recent California wildfires have driven home how important ... they will introduce bills to create an opt-out emergency alert system, improve emergency communications to non-English speaking immigran... read more

HAILEY's Law passes House, aims to amend AMBER Alert system

... modern update to the AMBER Alert system under the bill would be the inclusion of URLs in phone alerts. “Photos, details on where they were last seen, all kinds of things that would potentially inc... read more

‘Patchwork’ System Leaves Some Californians Out of Emergency Alerts

McGuire’s bill would increase training around alerts and push ... which includes the WEA system. With California’s fire season expected to exceed 200 days this year, both Jackson and McGuire said bett... read more

California Agencies Testing Emergency Alert System Tuesday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — If you get an emergency alert tomorrow, don’t be alarmed! California agencies are just testing their alert systems. Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo counties will test the local emerg... read more

Town to Increase Use of Emergency Alert System

That next text message you get may be safety tips from the town government. The town is planning to increase use of the Instant Alert Plus emergency notification system over the next year. Started in ... read more

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