On September 10 and 12, Sonoma County tested several emergency alert and warning systems. County officials reported that the test of the federal Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) was the first of its kind of the West Coast. Officials also tested SoCo Alert, which is a subscription based service.
Sonoma County recently finished analyzing the results of these tests and released a report on the effectivity of these alerts. Reporter Adia White went over the results with the county’s Interim Emergency Services Manager, Christopher Godley, to find out what this means for our emergency alert and warning systems.
Reporting for this story was supported by a grant from Internews.