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How to Receive Emergency Alerts

 

Systems that will alert you:

 

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

How it works: Pop up message will appear on CMAS/WEA capable smart phones. Check with your cell phone carrier to verify they participate in WEA and for a list of CMAS/WEA-capable phones.

How to set it up: You don't have to do anything to receive WEAs.

Notes: This system is limited to significant events such as a Flash Flood Warning or Tsunami Warning. More info.

 

County Reverse Calling/Text/Email Alerting Systems

How it works: When your county's Office of Emergency Services sends out an alert you will receive a message either to your phone or email, depending on what you signed up for.

How to set it up: Visit your county's Office of Emergency Services alerting website to sign-up:

Del Norte County Emergency Alerts

Humboldt County Emergency Alerts

Mendocino County Emergency Alerts

Trinity County Emergency Alerts

Note: The county can target their alerts to only those in the impacted area. This means you will only be alerted for things that impact you or very near to your location. Also, the alerts could be for many different hazards including active shooters, wildfire evacuations, and weather.

 

Texts from the Tsunami Warning Center

How it works: When the National Tsunami Warning Center issues a product, you will receive a text message through Twitter.

How to set it up: Sign up for a Twitter account and follow NWS_NTWC. Then, send a text to the number 40404 with the contact "ON NWS_NTWC". To stop getting these texts, send a text to the same number (40404) with the following content: "OFF NWS_NTWC".

Notes: You will get texts for ALL products issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center, including information statements. Click here for more ways to receive alerts directly from the Tsunami Warning Centers.

 

NOAA Weather Radio

Features to look for:

1.  Public Alert     2.  Defeat siren     3.  Hand crank     4.  AM/FM radio     5.  External antenna (accessory)

Note: More information about Weather Radio can be found here.

 

Emergency Alert System via commercial TV and Radio

Only works if you are watching or listening.  Check with your favorite TV provider and radio station to make sure they participate in the Emergency Alert System.

 

USGS Earthquake Alerts

How it works: Texts will be sent to you alerting you about significant earthquakes anywhere in the world.

How to set it up: Sign up for an account at https://earthquake.usgs.gov/ens/ . Once you are logged in, select to add a profile. The profile can include large or small portions of the world, it is completely up to you. Assign a minimum earthquake magnitude to be notified and enter a selected phone number for text notification and/or an email account.

Note: The USGS can take 15-30 minutes to analyze an earthquake. You may not receive a text immediately.

 

Systems for getting additional information:

 

Facebook

How it works: When we post to our Facebook page it will show up in your news feed.

How to set it up: Sign up for a Facebook account at www.facebook.com and then like our page at "facebook.com/NWSEureka".

Note: This will get information to you for a range of events including those that are not major threats but are still of a concern, such as small hail or the first snow of the year.

 

Twitter

How it works: When we post to our Twitter feed it will show up in your Twitter feed.

How to set it up: Sign up for a Twitter account at www.twitter.com and then like our page at "twitter.com/NWSEureka".

Note: This will get information to you for a range of events including those that are not major threats but are still of a concern, such as small hail or the first snow of the year.

 

Internet

www.weather.gov/eureka

 

A wide array of notification systems from the private sector can be found:

http://www.weather.gov/subscribe