Today, the City of Placentia will be taking place in the test of the Orange County mass emergency alert system, commonly known as AlertOC. AlertOC is a county-wide emergency alert system that Placentia jointly-utilizes to notify residents of critical information which request immediate action in the event of a local emergency. This system will only be used in emergency situations such as immediate or eminent evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, and natural/human-induced disasters that have an effect on the well-being of our city and/or surrounding areas.
Today, Orange County residents will receive two test emergency alerts to their mobile device, one from the Federal Government testing the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system – listed as a “Presidential Alert”; and the second alert will be sent to those who have opted into the AlertOC system. A majority of all mobile devices will receive the federal WEA message; however, you will only receive the AlertOC message if you have opted into the system at www.AlertOC.com.
Sign-up at www.AlertOC.com