Users with AlertOC's new smartphone app and nearly two million other Orange County residents will receive a call, e-mail or push notification on Tuesday, September 24 at 10 a.m. to test the county's regional mass notification system. This is the fourth annual regional test of the system and will include 22 participating cities - including Aliso Viejo - and the county's unincorporated areas.
Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, AlertOC's new apps allow users to receive push notifications, review past messages, update contact information, and set device and language preferences. Smartphone users can find the app by searching "Blackboard MyConnect" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
The AlertOC drill on Tuesday will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously across Orange County's entire region. The phone message will urge all residents to prepare for real-life emergencies by registering their cell numbers, text numbers and e-mail addresses at AlertOC.com for the best chance to receive vital, timely information when away from home.
For more information or to register alternate phone numbers and e-mail addresses, visit AlertOC.com.