The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Humboldt County is now using Humboldt ALERT to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts via the OES web page.
The county will use Humboldt ALERT to notify residents of severe weather, fires, floods, evacuations, and other emergencies. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS texting, home phone, and/or email, to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents with listed phone numbers, and businesses listed in the yellow pages, are automatically subscribed to alerts by phone. Everbridge allows users to self-register, provide additional contact information, or opt out.
“Humboldt ALERT is a great public safety and community outreach tool, providing a direct communications pathway between the county and its residents,” said Dorie Lanni, Humboldt County Emergency Manager. “The emergency notification system allows the county to quickly disseminate critical information using registered users’ preferred methods of contact, ensuring that communities potentially impacted by emergencies have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”
The Humboldt ALERT tool is versatile and allows you to associate your account with multiple addresses so you can receive targeted messaging about emergencies near your home, workplace, your child’s school, or other locations. You will also have the option to indicate any circumstances or medical conditions that you want emergency responders to be aware of, to assist you during an emergency.
While Humboldt ALERT replaces the county’s prior emergency notification system, resident information from the prior system will not be carried over. So, please visit the OES website and sign up today.