Emergency Alert Systems

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Alert Systems

We strive to ensure communities have the most current news during and after disasters. Accurate and timely information from trusted sources is a community’s best tool for understanding the situation and getting guidance.

When disaster strikes, we receive updates from trusted sources such as the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, County and State Public Health Organizations, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and many local government agencies. This information is updated regularly. Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date and receive tips on disaster preparedness right to your inbox!

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The importance of staying connected to your community during a disaster cannot be overstated. Many cities throughout the Inland Empire offer alert systems to keep their citizens up-to-date on local emergency incidents. Sign up for text alerts or download your city’s app to ensure that you are connected to your local emergency management officials.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

When a major disaster occurs, San Bernardino County uses a system known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System or TENS to send high-speed mass notifications by telephone and text messages. This system allows the County to provide you with essential updates, such as evacuation information, as soon as possible.

During an emergency, the County only sends emergency messages to landline phones. By signing up below, residents can also receive emergency text messages on their cell phones, add voice over internet phone numbers (V.O.I.P.), and manage their own account using a valid email address. Those without internet connections can sign up by calling 2-1-1 or (888) 435-7565.

TENS alerts are targeted to affected areas. The County of San Bernardino utilizes multiple ways to notify residents of impending danger, but residents should not wait for or rely exclusively on any single notification system. If you are concerned about your safety and welfare, please evacuate.

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Wireless Emergency Alerts

During threatening emergencies in your area, authorized government agencies can send Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to your mobile device. Messages regarding extreme weather, life threatening emergencies, AMBER alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency are all sent through the WEA system.

Turn on WEA alerts in your cell phone by going to the Settings > Notifications > Emergency and Public Safety Alerts.

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