Citizen Alert Test Scheduled for Thursday, October 20th
To educate people about responding to earthquakes, Jackson County is observing the Great Oregon ShakeOut on Thursday, October 20th.
Jackson County Emergency Management encourages citizens to get informed, and to prepare, by doing things like signing up for Citizen Alert, forming a plan for safety before an earthquake happens, and learning what to do if one does occur.
"Earthquakes are rare in Southern Oregon," shares Holly Powers, Jackson County Emergency Manager, "but being ready and having a plan are essential for keeping you and your loved ones safe."
In conjunction with the Great Oregon ShakeOut, Jackson County will also be testing the Citizen Alert System. Residents with registered Citizen Alert accounts will receive the test between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. The Citizen Alert System will contact you based on the information you have listed in your account, such as by phone call, text, and/or email.