This Thursday, Aug. 25, 13 cities, three counties and one Tribal Nation will test the Regional Mass Notification System – maintained by Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties – for its capability, capacity, and effectiveness to deliver emergency notifications to the public during a major disaster.
The test will include residents who have opted into the local Placer Alert emergency alert system (cell, landline, and email) and residential landlines in the 911 data system.
The test alert will display on phones as: 833-422-5253. Residents can now save this number on their phone as “EMERGENCY ALERT.”
Alerts will be received through the communication device the resident has opted into – recorded messages for phone calls (cell and landline) and text-based messages for text and email alerts. Reverse 911 technology will contact residents on their landline with a recorded message, regardless of their “opt-in” status.
To register, visit PlacerAlert.org. Residents can sign up for multiple addresses and devices to cover every geographical location they wish to receive alerts. Residents may also download the Everbridge App through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The test will also use Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), a federal emergency system that uses geographically drawn boundaries to alert people in specific areas. WEA will make cell phones vibrate and omit a different tone than a ringing phone.
Note: Verizon Wireless customers will notice a misspelling from the caller ID that says “Sacremento” – this is not spam. The misspelling occurred when Verizon Wireless set up the tri-county account. Sacramento County’s Office of Emergency Services continues to work with Verizon to correct the issue.
Yesterday, an autopsy was performed by the Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner which identified the body found in Prosser Reservoir as Kiely Rodni, the missing 16-year-old Truckee girl.
After missing for more than two weeks, Rodni was believed to be found dead, along with her car, in the Prosser Reservoir by Adventures with Purpose on Sunday.
“We have located a decedent inside the vehicle,” Nevada County Sherriff Shannon Moon said in a news conference on Monday. “We believe it is our missing person. We have not been able to positively identify but its more than likely where we are today.”
According to the Adventures with Purpose Facebook page, Rodni’s car was found upside down in 14 ft. of water, with her body inside.
On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to prohibit camping along the entire American River Parkway.
The ordinance was passed 5-0 by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and will now prohibit camping along the American River Parkway and prohibit anyone from being in the parkway between sunset and sunrise.
According to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, ‘accumulating furniture, household goods, or other items in order to create a structure” will be prohibited. It will also ban the “use or maintenance of a container with flammable or combustible liquid or a generator, except when issued a permit by the Regional Parks Director.”
This ordinance will also not allow camping near youth-serving facilities, shelter perimeters, wildlife or food risk areas, and critical infrastructure.
This ordinance will go into effect in 30 days on Sep. 22.
It has been more than a year since the Caldor Fire ignited, and the rebuilding process remains slow for some.
But El Dorado County is looking to begin the process to help those impacted by the fire the most.
For some Grizzly Flats homeowners, they did not have insurance to cover the damage. After inaction from the federal government, the county supervisors will soon decide if they want to lend a hand.