Here’s how to sign up for emergency alerts and updates from the City of Sacramento

The City’s Office of Emergency Management is encouraging people to sign up for “Sacramento Alert,” a service that notifies residents of emergencies and important updates.

The service, which can send phone calls, text messages and emails, is available to residents in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties or anyone who wants to receive updates.

“It takes only a few minutes to sign up for alerts that will help safeguard you and your family should there be an emergency,” said Daniel Bowers, the City’s emergency management director. “We encourage everyone to register.”

To sign up, people need to register their contact information on the service’s website and opt-in to receive notifications and alerts. Here are the steps:

  1. Visit, provide basic information, select a username, password and security question.
  2. Select how you prefer to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses such as home or work address.

The service was recently used to notify more than 81,000 city of Sacramento residents of an 8 p.m.-to-5 a.m. citywide curfew and has over 1 million contacts for Yolo, Placer and Sacramento counties.

The City also uses Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and email announcements along with news releases to the media to provide updates about emergencies and general news.