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Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
Humboldt ALERT is Humboldt County’s public alert and warning system. This is an opt-in system, meaning you must sign up to receive the alert. Humboldt ALERT allows the Office of Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in minutes, so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose, such as email, phone, and text message. Because you may not be near a television or radio when something happens, a local text or email alert can be an extremely useful source for critical information. Sign up now!
Humboldt ALERT Sign Up 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.
- Click “Create Your Account”
Complete Your Profile
After creating your user name and password, you can complete your profile. This is where you enter your personal information and contact preferences.
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.
Enter Locations You Care About
Most alerts are sent to a specific group, based on the geographical location of the incident or event. Add up to five addresses, such as home, work, your child's school, and other places where you spend time. You will not receive any location based alerts if you do not provide a complete address.
If the address you provide is not in our database of known addresses in the county, you can manually add your address to this system, or drop a pin on the map to select your location (Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is required).
NOTE: If you signed up for notifications through VESTA Alert (Humboldt County's former alert system) previously, you will need to sign up with Humboldt ALERT to continue your notifications. The former system will NOT transfer all your information over to the new system.
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.
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.