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The Alert Yakima system is able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the County’s white pages landline phone database are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts by phone. Citizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, TDD, and pager.
THIS IS A GEOGRAPHIC BASED SYSTEM. YOU MUST ENTER A VALID STREET ADDRESS TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS.
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Alert Yakima - Public Access
The Alert Yakima - Public Access system allows responders to contact you when there is a hazard that is or will be affecting you. We will issue evacuation orders, shelter in place orders, or provide other emergency information to keep you informed ensure your safety.
We utilize the mapping feature in this system to target the specific areas that might be or will be impacted by a hazard. If there is a large event that may impact large portions of the county we can activate the IPAWS system and send out messages to everyone in the county via cell phone, television, and radio.
Below are a couple of photos that show all the locations in our system and how we can geographically target an area when sending an alert. While it may look like we have everyone in the county in the system we only have 80,000, please take the time to sign up today.
Alert Yakima - Employee/Partner Access
The Alert Yakima - Employee/Partner Access system allows management to send disaster information such as activation's, incident status, etc... or general communications such as overtime requests, event reminders, and more. All jurisdictions served by Yakima Valley Emergency Management have free access to the Alert Yakima System.
Yakima Valley Emergency Management provides free training to any partner agency on how to implement and use Alert Yakima. Please contact OEM@co.yakima.wa.us for more information.