Thursday, March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., all Garden Grove residents will receive a call to test the County’s regional mass notification system known as AlertOC. This is the sixth regional test of the system since its launch in 2008 covering Garden Grove and 31 other participating cities, including the County’s unincorporated areas.

The exercise on April 7 is designed to replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of residents and businesses to be called simultaneously across Orange County’s entire region. The phone message will be delivered in conjunction with a reminder that California is still in a serious drought and all residents need to use water wisely.

All residents and those who work in Orange County are encouraged to register to receive notifications for the area in which they live or work to ensure that they are informed during an emergency. To date, AlertOC has been used within local jurisdictions for both system tests and actual notifications.

For more information or to register yourself and your family, visit For more information on ways to save water during this ongoing drought, please visit