Weekly Disaster Notification System Test Messages as Part of Wildfire Season Preparedness and National Preparedness Month ThursdayS AT 5:00 PM.
The City of Malibu will be sending test messages on its Everbridge Disaster Notification System every Thursday at 5:00 PM throughout September as part of annual wildfire season preparedness and National Preparedness Month. Each week, the City will send a test message to one of Malibu’s Evacuation Zones. Look up your Evacuation Zone and maps.
The threat of wildfire is part of life in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, so it is up to every person, family, business and organization in Malibu to work towards community-wide preparedness. The weekly tests of the Disaster Notification System during National Preparedness Month are a great opportunity to make sure all family members or employees are signed up for the various emergency alerts that are available to help you stay informed and stay safe in case of a disaster.
The Everbridge Disaster Notification System, which the City has been using for several years for the most serious emergencies that threaten lives and properties, and evacuations, is uploaded with most landline and cell phone numbers attached to a Malibu address. However, residents and businesses can create a profile to make sure they are in the system, and to enter a street address and additional landline and cell phone numbers, which helps improve the system’s effectiveness. If you do not receive the test message, or would like help updating your Everbridge contact information, contact the Public Safety Office at PublicSafety@MalibuCity.org. Those who prefer using apps for cellphones or tablets can also download the Everbridge app in the Apple App Store for iPhones or the Microsoft App Store for Android devices.
For more information about any of the City’s National Preparedness Month events or for assistance with preparedness, call the Public Safety Office at 310-456-2489 or email PublicSafety@MalibuCity.org or visit the website.