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Are You Prepared?

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September 23, 2010

Do you think you have done all you can to prepare for an emergency? Have you registered your cell phone to receive emergency alerts?

September is National Preparedness Month and October is the height of fire season. This is a good time to review your emergency preparations and finish the ones you have started. First on your list might be making sure you receive the latest information if there is an emergency in your neighborhood.  

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“Before San Diego’s Santa Ana season begins, residents should go online to register for free emergency notifications from AlertSanDiego and learn about how to safeguard their homes from a wildfire or other hazard,” said Ron Lane, Director of the Office of Emergency Services.

Since the County launched its registration campaign on September 1, nearly 5,000 more county residents have registered their cell phones with AlertSanDiego bringing the total number of cell phone registrations to about 205,000. The County urges residents to take this simple step, and also to tell family and friends to do the same, so that everyone can stay informed during an emergency impacting their community. 

Registered residents will receive free emergency messages only in the event of a disaster affecting their community.

To register for AlertSanDiego and to learn about other ways to prepare for a fire or other disaster, please visit You can also get updates on ReadySanDiego's Facebook and Twitter feed.

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