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Angelenos Can Get Digital Emergency Notifications Through Alert LA County

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STUDIO CITY (CBS/KCAL) — Los Angeles County residents can receive emergency official notifications by email, text message and phone, officials said Thursday.

The system was established in 2009 , but officials are reminding the public to sign up for the service in light of the recent tsunami from Japan. The service, Alert LA County, is equipped to provide information on evacuations or other urgent news in a disaster, such as an earthquake or wildfire.

People can sign up to receive notification by email or on their cellphones by voice or text message by logging onto Alert LA County.

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