Palo Altans can sign up for emergency system

Palo Alto residents and businesses can now sign up cell phone and other alternative telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the city's new emergency-notification system.

Home telephone numbers are already part of the system, which is used to warn residents in the event of the danger of floods or other emergencies.

Residents can register as many as three telephone numbers and two e-mail addresses online by going to the City of Palo Alto Web site, then clicking on the "Emergency Information" icon and then going to the link that says "Sign Up Now Palo Alto CANS."

Residents with call blocking services can make sure to receive community alerts by adding the number 650-329-2498 to their approved number list.

-- Don Kazak


Posted by Resident, a resident of Palo Verde
on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:01 am

I was concerned when I saw that I needed to use the City web site to sign up, but it was very easy.

Hopefully it will be sometime before we see how well it works.

Well Done.

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