Alert Orange County

An easy way to increase your preparedness is to sign up for AlertOC!
AlertOC is the City of Fountain Valley's mass notification system that the city will utilize to notify the community and distribute emergency information and instructions before, during and after a disaster. You can choose to be notified by telephone, cell, phone, email, or text.
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During a large-scale emergency, you should be prepared to survive on your own for up to 72 hours in the event that emergency assistance can not reach you immediately.

Disaster Types
There are several types of disasters you can be prepared for. In Orange County and in Fountain Valley the possible disasters that could occur are:
  • Area Specific Disasters
  • Extreme Heat
  • Flood/Storm/Hurricane
  • Hazardous Materials Release
  • Landslides
  • Nuclear Preparedness
  • Power Outages
  • Terrorism
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Urban Fire
  • Wildfires
Emergency Ranking
The City of Fountain Valley is prepared for all types of emergencies and has a comprehensive plan to respond to, mitigate and recover from these emergency events. The city has ranked these emergencies according to likelihood and severity:
  1. Earthquake
  2. Terrorism/Hazardous Materials Release
  3. Dam Failure
  4. Severe Storm/ Flood
  5. Pipeline Failure
  6. Subsidence
  7. Drought
  8. Epidemic/ Pandemic
  9. Windstorm
  10. Stage III Energy Failure