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The NEW Humboldt Alert Emergency Notification System is here!

The Humboldt County Emergency Notification System is transitioning from the current system, VESTA Alert, to Humboldt ALERT powered by Everbridge effective immediately.

If you have signed up for notifications through VESTA Alert, you will need to sign up with Humboldt ALERT to continue your notifications. The old system will NOT transfer all your information over to the new system.

This new system allows us to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose such as email, phone, etc. It works with any type of phone line, text, or email. Sign up now!

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Sign Up for Notification Instructions

Click on “Sign Up” button above to add your information to this notification system.

You will be asked to create an account:

  • Create a Username and Password
  • Usernames must be a minimum of 4 acceptable characters. Acceptable characters are: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, period, dash (-), underscore (_), and at symbol (@). No other characters or symbols are permitted at this time.
  • Password must be 8 to 64 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. Special characters are permitted, but limited to !@#$%^&*(). Select a security question and enter its answer
  • Enter a Registration Email Address. This address is used to send temporary passwords, if you forget your credentials.
  • Accept the Terms of Use by checking the box
  • Click “Create Your Account”

Complete Your Profile
After creating your user name and password, you’ll be brought to a page where you can complete your profile. This is where you enter your personal information, including First Name, Last Name and Registration Email.

Next, you will select how you want to receive alerts. Options may include SMS text messages, email, mobile phones, landlines, or a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The order you set these contact paths will be the order we will try and reach you in the event of an emergency.

You can register as a resident or business
Use your company name for first and last name if registering a business.

Enter any Locations You Care About
We send alerts based on a geographical location on a map. Insert up to five addresses for which you want to receive an alert if the location is affected by an incident or upcoming event.

IMPORTANT – If the address you provided is not in our database of known addresses for our jurisdiction, you will be presented with other options to add your address into this system, including: selection from a list of suggested addresses,or dropping a pin to select your location on the map (Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is required). You will not receive any location based alerts if you do not provide a complete address.

Sign Up for Alerts You Care About
You’ll be presented with various alert subscriptions to sign up for. These could be important community alerts, transportation alerts, weather notifications, etc.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When will this system be used?

The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety such as the need to evacuate due to a wildfire, or take other appropriate actions in the event of a flood or other critical police activity.

Should I call 9-1-1 if I get an emergency alert notification?

No. If you get an emergency notification regarding a situation in your area, the 9-1-1 systems are already very busy. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

Why are you switching to this new service?

This service allows the county to make faster notifications using additional methods, to increase the likelihood that residents and businesses are notified of emergencies. It also helps us serve the growing number of people who are using cell phones as their primary telephone.

If a notification is sent out, is it guaranteed I will receive it if I register?

When the emergency notification is activated, the system will make several attempts to reach the registered numbers. Due to the emergency, phone systems, both landline and cell may be inundated with calls and your provider may not be able to deliver the message. Technical difficulties by phone and email providers may result in notification failures.

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