Alerts / Notifications
Alerts and notifications provide updates on what's happening across our County. Your community has a range of communication methods from social media, radio, websites to text messages. We recommend that you take the time to learn about your community, and build these tools into your communication plan.
Register for NIXLE
Many organizations use Nixle across Napa County to communicate emergency and community messaging. Alerts are sent via phone and email depending how you register. You may register a mobile and/or landline number, and an email address. To sign up for Nixle from your mobile phone, text the zip code you would like to receive alerts (ex: 94558) to 888777.
Sign-up on PG&E's website to be notified about power outages.
The alert system, 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.
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.
During the 2017 October wildfires, many of our community members found the local radio stations: FM 99.3. and AM 1440 to be a good resource, especially when internet connectivity wasn't available everywhere. Having a crank radio in your go-bag is a good addition, and will likely support your communication plan.
Depending on your community's culture, the social media tools that people favor can differ. We recommend visiting your local websites and learning about their communication tool. In addition, talk to you neighbors to find out which tools of communication they've found beneficial. You can look for your government organizations on commonly used platforms, such as FaceBook, Nextdoor, and Twitter.