|Add cell numbers to WARN for rapid notification|
Tuesday January 8, 2013
WARN stands for Wide Area Rapid Notification. It’s a system used by public agencies throughout Napa County to alert residents when problems occur. It is used only for emergencies and urgent communications. Using WARN, agencies can send messages by telephone or text message. However, WARN can only call land-line phones unless residents add their cell phone numbers to the system.
To get urgent notifications on your cell phone, go to www.countyofnapa.org and click on “My Napa County” in the upper right of the screen. Sign in if you already have an account, or if you’ve not already registered, use the “Sign up for My Napa County” link to create an account. Then select “WARN” from the “My Links” menu on the left. Follow the instructions on the screen to search for your address and add additional phone numbers. You don’t need to add your land line number – it’s already in the system as part of the 9-1-1 database.