A big fire burning near your home. A major power outage. A big flood. Things you want to know about as soon as possible if you live in the Yakima valley. Reasons why you may want to sign up for a special service with the Yakima Valley Emergency Management.

ALERT YAKIMA COULD HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE

It's called Alert Yakima available for download at any time. Management officials say thousands of people are already a part of the service that sends important alerts via cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager or PDA.

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YOU CAN RECEIVE MESSAGE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS

The management website says " 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."

THE MORE THAT SIGN UP THE MORE WILL BE INFORMED

Emergency officials say the more people that sign up for the service the better people will be prepared for a major emergency that may require immediate action. They say if you're part of the system you'll get notices for evacuation orders, shelter in place orders, or other emergency information to keep you informed.

SIGN UP TODAY JUST CLICK THE LINK

The alerts are sent out during severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies.
You can sign up today check the website;

https://www.yakimacounty.us/

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