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TEST OF THE ALERTOC SYSTEM TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 18, 2013) In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Anaheim residents will receive a TEST call of the emergency notification system, AlertOC, on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. This will be a TEST only, and identified as such.
AlertOC is a part of Orange County’s regional mass notification system. The TEST will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously across 22 cities and the County’s unincorporated areas. The TEST will involve landline and registered mobile phone numbers receiving a recorded voicemail message indicating this is only a TEST. The caller ID phone number will be (714) 000-0000.
The City of Anaheim utilizes two emergency notification systems: AlertOC, and Anaheim Alert.
AlertOC is Orange County’s mass notification system that alerts residents in Anaheim via landline phone service also known as reverse 911, when there is an emergency. AlertOC also offers mobile phone and email notification options. During a citywide emergency, the City of Anaheim may use AlertOC in conjunction with Anaheim Alert. To update your information in the countywide system, please visit www.AlertOC.com.
Anaheim Alert is the City’s notification system, and offers customization according to geographic location, types of messages received, and preferred mode of communication (e-mail and/or text message to mobile phones). To sign up for Anaheim Alert, please visit www.AnaheimAlert.net, or text the word “register” to 311ANA (311262).
Both are free services, though standard text messaging charges to mobile devices may apply.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for both Anaheim Alert and AlertOC. An emergency can happen at any time. Preparedness is the key to recovery.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.