The last in a three part series of evacuation practice drills will take place on Sunday, August 25th. If you were not able to participate in the earlier drills, it's not too late. All you have to do is to send your contact information and address to
OES@cityofberkeley.info. Read more at the
City of Berkeley web page.
The evacuation practice drills on August 4th and August 11th have provided both residents and the city with extremely valuable information. That is the goal of the exercises - to identify glitches and problems with the process. The more people participating, the more information the city can collect. We need your help identifying all the things that worked, didn't work, need improvement, etc.
Regardless of where you live, I encourage you to participate in this exercise. All you have to do is sign up at
OES@cityofberkeley.info and also sign up for AC ALERT
here. On the morning of the 25th, you will receive a communication telling you where to go if you are evacuating on foot and where to go if you are driving or biking. Grab your
go-bag and leave your house.
Once you arrive at the destination, you will be asked to sign-in. There will be a de-briefing to hear all your questions and concerns. You should be home by 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 14, 11am-3pm, Civic Center Park
Discover the latest electric and plug-in hybrid cars, e-bikes, and talk to local EV drivers. Learn about credits, rebates, grants and loans that make plug-in cars AFFORDABLE. Bring the kids to a 100% clean powered bounce house, while you enjoy lunch at the farmers' market.
AC Alert will be Berkeley's primary emergency alerting system for the public. It is one of the tools the City of Berkeley uses to communicate emergency information and instructions to the community. AC Alert can send:
Voice alerts to phones
SMS text messages
Listed AT&T "land lines" are automatically included to receive voice messages from AC Alert for emergency warnings. Community members must sign up to receive voice or text alerts on cell phones, VoIP phones, unlisted phones, TTY/TDDs or through email.
If you want to receive emergency alerts and updates, sign up for AC Alert.