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Didn't get emergency notification during Skirball Fire?  We're re-posting our notice from November 29th on how to sign-up.

Sign Up for Free Emergency Alerts from

NotifyLA is a free, automated system used to send out alerts to the public about emergency and critical incidents from the City of Los Angeles. It can reach the public via recorded telephone messages, text messages and emails as part of its mass notification system used to provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations, to Los Angeles residents, businesses and other subscribers in case of emergencies or critical situations. Because NotifyLA uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system. In order to receive a notification via your cell phone, Voice over IP (VoIP) number or email, you must register those telephone numbers and/or e-mail address in NotifyLA. NotifyLA uses geomapping, so alerts are targeted by geographic location. That means, alerts will only be sent to the subscribers in the area impacted by the emergency.  

Why are these messages important? This information will keep the public informed when a disaster occurs and, in some cases, will provide preemptive warnings .

Who will receive the communication? Landline phone numbers are automatically included in the system from information contained in the 9-1-1 database. Residents can opt into receiving text messages, calls to cell phones and emails by signing up for NotifyLA. Registration is FREE.

Is my personal information safe? Yes. The information you enter into NotifyLA is secure. The City of Los Angeles will not share or distribute any personal information and it will be used solely for providing emergency notifications only.

While every attempt will be made to contact residents and businesses in response to an emergency, there are factors that may impact the completion of those calls. These factors can include loss of electrical power, telephone company line capacity, busy signals, caller ID blocking, etc.