The wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties remind us of the critical need to receive telephone alerts as early as possible so that we can evacuate before the fire overwhelms us. As more and more people drop their landline telephones and rely solely on cell phones, it is imperative that your cell phones be registered so that the alerting agencies can contact you.
To sign up for alerts to be sent to your cell phones do both:
Contra Costa Community Warning System: https://cwsalerts.com/registration/
Local jurisdictions: Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for local mobile alerts
To learn more about getting prepared for a wildfire, go to: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/