A major power outage. A big flood. A major fire. Things you want to know about as soon as possible if you live in the Yakima valley especially at this time of year. All reasons why you may want to sign up for a special service with the Yakima Valley Emergency Management.

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AUTHORITIES SAY DON'T WASTE TIME SIGN UP NOW IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS TODAY

It's called Alert Yakima available on the county website. Management officials say thousands of people are already a part of the service that sends important alerts via cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager or PDA.

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The management website says " Citizens listed in the County’s white pages landline phone database are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts by phone. Citizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, TDD, and pager."

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THE MORE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE MORE WILL BE PREPARED

Emergency officials say the more people that sign up for the service the better people will be prepared for a major emergency that may require immediate action. They say if you're part of the system you'll get notices for evacuation orders, shelter in place orders, or other emergency information to keep you informed.

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GET SIGNED UP TODAY DON'T PUT IT OFF CLICK THE LINK

The alerts are sent out during severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies.
You can sign up today check the website;

https://www.yakimacounty.us/2222/Alert-Yakima

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