A new site — AlertTheBay.org — has launched to help keep Bay Area residents connected during emergencies.
AlertTheBay.org’s purpose is to direct the public to local emergency alerting systems throughout the Bay Area counties and major cities, including Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.
AlertTheBay.org makes it easy to sign up for alerts in communities across the Bay Area to stay informed, stay alert, and stay safe.
Often, emergencies do not stop at jurisdictional boundaries, and navigating different government websites to find information can be difficult. AlertTheBay.org offers area residents, workers, business owners, college students, commuters, and visitors one convenient location to sign up for multiple emergency alert notifications.
Once registered for alerts in as many Bay Area jurisdictions as chosen, emergency alerts are sent via cell phone. From localized events, such as road closures and power outages to widespread events, such as poor air quality due to wildfires, the alerts help keep the public informed.