It's that time of year when wildfires burn and floods happen and wind events are noticeable. When things are happening you need information about all the upcoming events that could impact your life or your property.  The reason why you need to sign up for Alert Yakima, a special service provided by Yakima Valley Emergency Management. The information comes to you in a variety of ways.

MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP

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. 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."

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YOU'LL BE IN THE KNOW AS SOON AS YOU SIGN UP

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.

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SIGN UP TODAY IT'S FREE AND YOU'LL BE HAPPY WHEN YOU GET INFORMATION YOU NEED

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;
Alert Yakima

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