LAKE COUNTY’S EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM – ALERTLAKE
AlertLake is Lake County’s public safety warning system capable of notifying Lake County residents of an immediate emergency. AlertLake is free to residents and allows public safety officials to notify residents of emergencies such as a missing person, hazardous materials spill, law enforcement advisories and wildfire and tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service. AlertLake will only be used for emergency purposes, by authorized public safety officials.
Lake County Office of Emergency Management encourages all residents to use multiple communication tools to better prepare for disasters before they happen. Items to include in your notification tool-kit are:
• NOAA Weather Radio – Have a battery-powered, tone-alert NOAA
Weather Radio in your home.
• Local Media/National Weather Service – Get connected to local news media and National Weather Service e-mail and text messaging services.
• AlertLake – Register with AlertLake to receive emergency notification messages by landline, cellular, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones and e-mail. To work effectively, the AlertLake system is only as good as the information provided by the public. White and yellow-page listed landline telephone numbers are already registered in the AlertLake system. Residents who primarily use cellular phones or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones are encouraged to register for AlertLake.
How Do I Register for AlertLake? To register for our emergency notification system, log on to www.alertlake.com
What Should I Do If I Receive an Emergency Notification Through AlertLake? If you receive an AlertLake message, please do the following:
• The phone number that will display on your caller I.D. will be (352) 253-4900, so if you see this number, take the call.
• Listen carefully and try to minimize background noises.
• Pay attention to the emergency message notification sent and follow the instructions.
• Do not hang up until you hear the entire message.
• DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 unless instructed to do so.