Newport Beach residents will receive a test call message from AlertOC, a county-wide emergency notification system, on Thursday, September 20 starting at 10 a.m. as part of its annual test.
The test call is intended to remind the community about the system and also to test internal activation procedures. All listed primary residential phones (landlines) in Newport Beach are automatically included in the system and will receive a phone message that will last less than 60 seconds. All primary business lines are included in the system, but will not receive the test call this year.
The AlertOC system gives City officials the ability to communicate with the community about time-sensitive, emergency or public safety matters. If a residence with a listed “landline” does not receive the test call, visit the City’s website to enter contact information into the secure database by clicking here.
In addition, community members can choose to add up to three phone numbers and two email addresses to the database and receive emergency information via text messages to cell phones, PDAs, and email accounts. You can also opt to have information delivered through special receiving devices (TTY/TDD) for the hearing impaired.
Residents with call-blocking services can add 949-644-3620 to their approved number list to receive the City’s AlertOC calls.
For more information about the AlertOC mass notification test call on Thursday, September 20 starting at 10 a.m. or about the system in general, email email@example.com or call (949) 644-3112.