Jackson County, Ore. --- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says they've discovered that during the Gulch and Rogue River drive fires, people aren't getting the emergency alerts they need to be getting.
So the sheriff's office is urging Jackson County residents to sign up for Jackson County citizen alert. It sends emergency notifications to people who are enrolled.
Jackson County uses Citizen Alert to send emergency information to the citizens of Jackson County who may be in danger, or need to be provided critical time-sensitive information. This type of information may be related to any type of emergency event, such as wildfire evacuations, hazardous materials, accidents or even a fugitive in your area.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the phone numbers used by the system are obtained from the local phone company and are exclusively landline phone numbers. No cellular phone numbers are provided to them. If you do not have a landline telephone at your home, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office does not ahve your information and therefore, they cannot alert you about potentially dangerous situations. Jackson County says they do not share your information with anyone.
To sign up, visit www.jacksoncounty.org/alert
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