Thursday, January 26, 2012

Register for Emergency Alerts in Clark County

Did you hear that the City of Portland is having a big emergency notification test today? This has created quite a buzz as people scramble to get registered. Do you live or work in Clark County and want to receive emergency notifications for your address? Register your cell phones or Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers now.

Although Clark County is not participating in this test we want to ensure that you get notified of actual emergencies in your neighborhood. Examples of situations where we have notified our neighbors of emergency situations include hazardous materials spill, urgent police actions or incidents, lost children and sometimes a lost or endangered adult. You may be asked to evacuate your home immediately, to remain safely inside your premises or be on the lookout for a lost person who was last seen in your neighborhood. Please remember to always keep a pen and paper handy by your phone to record important information that may be relayed and to communicate with your loved ones of these important instructions.

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