Get notifications in an emergency

As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster – events that often occur with little to no warning. One way to prepare is to register for emergency alert messages at Sacramento-Alert.org. Registering will allow public safety officials to text, email, and/or call cell phones or landline phones in the event of an emergency.

A test message will be sent by the City of Sacramento Office of Emergency Services to a targeted group of 1600 current subscribers on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.

Signing up at Sacramento-Alert.org is easy and information is protected. This is one account that could save your life.

Officials will only notify residents during an emergency or if help is needed to find a missing child or adult. The City also encourages people to sign up family members and friends who do not use computers. Please see attached flyer in English, Spanish, and Hmong.

  1. Provide your personal information and select a username, password, and security question.
  2. Select how you’d like to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses to get alerts about the places that mean the most to you, such as your home address, work address, your parent’s address, or your children’s school. This system serves Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County.
  4. Select the type of alerts you’d like to receive. The City suggests you subscribe to the Emergency category and City of Sacramento that can be found under the Sacramento County category. If you live or work in another area, you should sign up for alerts in those areas as well. Multiple locations such as work, parent or children’s school address can also be selected.

Wildfires and flooding can occur rapidly, sometimes forcing evacuations, shelter-in-place orders and/or road closures. The emergency notification system is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of actions they might need to take for their safety.

Test message on Wed., Oct. 26 to seven Sacramento neighborhoods

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, there will be a tri-county test of the emergency notification system as part of Flood Preparedness Week.

In conjunction with tri-county test, the City is performing a targeted test to a limited number of neighborhoods:

Sundance Lake, South Hagginwood, South Natomas. South Land Park, Tahoe Park, Greenhaven, Meadowview. Citizens will receive test messages via text, phone, cell, email or TTY.

Other areas of the City will be tested in the future.

Having trouble?

If Sacramento residents in these seven neighborhoods HAVE registered and do not receive a notification, they are encouraged to check their accounts first at Sacramento-Alert.org, and then if necessary, call 211 on October 26 before 2 p.m.