When a disaster strikes, communities come together to help each other. Communication is critical in every phase: prepare, respond and recover. The nature of this event is unique, as it encourages social distancing and sheltering at home. However, even while not physically being close, communication and connection can take many forms.

Check on your neighbors, offer to run essential errands for a high-risk relative or friend. Stay in touch with family and friends, and reference your communication plan — by phone, computer, or paper mail. 

In the event of an emergency, we all turn to our existing tools and networks—many of which are digital. Think about your connections and the online communities you’re already a part of, so you can share information, updates, or words of encouragement as we support one another through this time. Learn how to create a family emergency communication plan.

Alerts / Notifications

  • ALERT Napa County

    Many agencies across Napa County (including Napa County Sheriff, Fire, Public Works and Office of Emergency Services) use ALERT Napa County to communicate emergency and community messages. ALERT Napa County delivers text message, application notification, TTY and/or email communication. How you receive information, depends on how you customize your account profile in ALERT Napa County. 

  • PG&E Outage
    Sign-up on PG&E’s website to be notified about power outages.
    IPAWS is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure, and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.
  • School Districts
    Depending on which school you’re looking to receive alerts and notifications from, please keep mind that their tools can vary. We suggest you reach out to them directly and ask what your options are to receive their communication.
  • Social Media

Public Information