Did you know that emergency evacuation calls go only to landlines? Register your cell phone today!

Have you cut your landline? Be aware that when authorities send out evacuation calls to specific areas, like during a wildfire, they only go to landlines UNLESS you’ve registered your cellphone with AlertSanDiego. Get registered today and share with family or friends who don’t have a landline at home.

The County of San Diego has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within San Diego County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. This system, called AlertSanDiego, will be used by emergency response personnel to notify those homes and businesses at risk with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation, shelter in place, gas leak, missing person, etc.) we are asking them to take. The system utilizes the region’s 9-1-1 database, provided by the local telephone company, and thus is able to contact landline telephones whether listed or unlisted. It is TTY/TDD capable.

Because the system uses the 9-1-1 database, only landline numbers are in the system. If you have a Voice over IP (VoIP) or cellular telephone and would like to be notified over that device, or if you would like an email notification, you must register those telephone numbers and/or email address for use by the system. AlertSanDiego is for registering your cell phone number and email address only. Listed and unlisted landline phone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.

To register your family cell phones and emails, visit https://www.readysandiego.org/content/oesready/en-us/alertsandiego.html

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