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Test Of Emergency Alert System To Take Place Tomorrow, July 21
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 20, 2011) - On Thursday, July 21, the City of Anaheim will conduct a test of the county-wide emergency alert system, AlertOC. This planned notification will be a test only.

Anaheim residents with a landline phone line may receive a recorded voicemail message indicating this is only a test. Residents will notice that the caller id phone number will be (714) 000-0000.

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. 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.org.

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).


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