News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/27/2021 3:16:22 PM to 5/28/2022 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: May 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. That is why it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these systems require prior registration including a phone number. Knowing how to properly take action during an emergency can potentially save your property and your life.

Know what we mean if we issue an…

  • EVACUATION ORDER:  You must evacuate immediately due to imminent threat to life.
  • EVACUATION WARNING:  There is potential threat to life and property within a given time frame. Begin preparing yourself, your animals, and your property for a potential evacuation order.
  • SHELTER-IN-PLACE: Stay secure at your current location. This may be required when evacuation is impossible, too dangerous, or unnecessary.

If you hear the Hi/Lo, it's time to GO!

Depending on the emergency, the City’s ability to reach you via traditional alert and warning tools may be limited. Santa Rosa police cars and fire department vehicles are outfitted with Hi/Lo sirens, a different sound than traditional sirens, that will only be used to alert residents to evacuate. This European-style, 2-tone siren will only be used in an emergency to alert residents within specific areas of the need to evacuate. If you hear the Hi/Lo, it’s time to go. WATCH VIDEO

SoCoAlert and Nixle, What’s is the Difference?

Notification systems such as SoCoAlert.com and Nixle.com require registration in order to receive information on local emergencies. They are not the same notification system. SoCoAlert is used for emergency notifications by Sonoma County first responders. SoCoAlert can alert residents by landline or mobile phone, text message and email about imminent threats. Community members can register multiple addresses to receive emergency information for, including a home, school or work. Nixle is primariy used to send the community messages via email, and by text message and email for more urgent messages. The biggest difference between the two systems is that Nixle notifications are NOT delivered by phone call. 

Review our complete Know Your Alerts flyer HERE and WATCH VIDEO 

Don’t forget to follow the City of Santa Rosa’s social media channels as another way to stay informed. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

CP_Maraskeshia Smith

Santa Rosa 2022: A Year in Review

Posted on: January 26, 2023
CityBus Electric Bus Ribbon Cutting

City to Launch Four New Electric Buses

Posted on: December 22, 2022
News Flash_Drought Update

Water Supply Update - Dec. 7, 2022

Posted on: December 7, 2022
Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining

Zero Waste Holidays: Entertaining Tips

Posted on: December 1, 2022
News Flash_Daylight Saving Time_Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time

Posted on: November 3, 2022
News Flash_Turn Off Irrigation

It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

Posted on: November 1, 2022
NF_Break Out the Rake

Break Out the Rake!

Posted on: October 26, 2022
NF_Leaf Season 1

Where You Leave Your Leaves Matters!

Posted on: October 20, 2022
NF_CoolingCenter2

Excessive Heat Event Update

Posted on: September 8, 2022
News Flash_Thunder Lightning_8.16.22

Chance of Dry Lightning

Posted on: August 16, 2022
covid19

CDC Streamlines COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on: August 11, 2022
News Flash_Tree Care

Help Your Trees Survive Drought

Posted on: August 10, 2022
News Flash_Summer Popup

Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

Posted on: July 7, 2022
NF_Zero Waste Week

2022 North Bay Zero Waste Week

Posted on: June 30, 2022
News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.20.22

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

Posted on: June 20, 2022
Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Posted on: June 2, 2022
News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.8.22

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

Posted on: June 8, 2022
Cash for Grass

Cash for Grass Rebate

Posted on: May 23, 2022
RES Asset Map_NF

New Real Estate Asset Map

Posted on: January 26, 2022
News Flash_City Logo

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

Posted on: May 21, 2021
NF_Vaccine Ride

When Vaccination is Your Destination

Posted on: February 16, 2021
PED_newsflash_permitsantarosa_300x189

Permit Santa Rosa

Posted on: December 28, 2016
NF_HomelessSolutionsStrategicPlan

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

Posted on: April 28, 2022