Forwarded from the fabulous Betsy Eddy of the Diamond Heights Community Association:
This morning when I smelled smoke I immediately checked email messages and received the message below so that I had a brief idea of what was happening and where the fires were located. You can sign up for a free emergency alert service sponsored by the City by going to www.alertsf.org. This service is separate from the Amber Alerts you receive on your phone.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost homes and businesses due to the multiple fires in the North Bay and to those suffering from the smoke conditions.
Betsy for the DHCA
AlertSF message Oct. 9
AlertSF is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco and powered by Everbridge, Inc.
Due to fires in the North Bay, air quality may be diminished today. Close windows/doors and limit outdoor activities. Keep pets inside for protection.
For more info: https://www.cdc.gov/ features/wildfires/
Call 911 for true emergencies – if you smell smoke only call 911 if you see flame
End of Message.
AlertSF is an email and text-based notification system for San Francisco’s residents and visitors. AlertSF will send alerts regarding emergencies disrupting vehicular/pedestrian traffic, watches and warnings for tsunamis, flooding, and Citywide post-disaster information to your registered wireless devices and email accounts.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.