As Northern California fires continue to burn out of control, the City of Sacramento is urging people to prepare in case of an emergency. 

When Sac Region Citizen Alert issues a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you'll receive a message. You can confirm that you have received the message, and if you don't confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you.

Each county has an associated website:

www.sacramento-alert.org
www.yolo-alert.org
www.placer-alert.org

A TEST message will be sent today, October 19th, at 10:20 a.m.