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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Orinda Emergency Notification System

Emergency Communications

Community Warning System -

CWS can alert residents and businesses within Contra Costa County that are impacted by, or are in danger of being impacted by an emergency. Please note that every emergency is different and some lower level emergencies may require less alerting tools and the higher level emergencies may require more tools.

During an emergency CWS is able to use the following tools:

  • Voice, Text, and Email
  • Social Media
  • NOAA Weather Radios
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Sirens (Refinery Incidents)

Common alerts are:

  • Evacuate Immediately
  • Avoid the Area
  • Attempt to Locate Missing Person
  • Law Enforcement Activity - Lockdown
  • Shelter-in-Place

Nixle Alerts -

Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools. Receive alerts for severe weather, criminal activities, severe traffic, missing persons and local events. Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in.


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Please register for as many notification systems as possible for the most up to date information.

To review the Contra Costa County Residents Guide to Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation Guide, please follow the link below.

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