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Heads up home owners, the City of Yakima has some new emergency information for you.

A City of Yakima press release announces that SunComm 9-1-1 Communications has added an additional emergency number to the county system in the event of a 9-1-1 outage.

“SunComm is asking residents to add (509) 453-9000 to their home emergency plan, including mobile and computer-based phone systems,” said Brad Coughenour, Director of SunComm Communications. “The (509) 453-9000 number should only be used if residents receive a notification of 9-1-1 services being disrupted or they attempt to call 9-1-1 and receive a busy signal.”

SunComm recommends families teach their children their home address and phone number in case of emergencies.  In addition, community members are encouraged to sign up for Alert Yakima, a free program that provides emergency alerts via voice or text communications.

Visit https://yakima911.org/ for more information about SunComm 9-1-1 Communications.   Sign up for the emergency alert system by clicking www.yakimacounty.us/AlertYakima

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