The City of Laguna Beach uses multiple methods to communicate to residents and visitors during an emergency or to relay time-sensitive information. Some, like Local Text Alerts via Nixle and Alert OC, require you to sign up. Others, like Wireless Emergency Alerts, are broadcast to everyone within a certain area.
Nixle is the City of Laguna Beach's community alert system which is typically used for emergency notifications, community event information, or traffic issues which are sent by text messages, mobile app, and/or e-mail. While it is typically used for non-emergency reasons, the system will also be used for significant events or emergencies.
All City-wide emergency alerts and community newsletters. Text 92651 to 888-777
Alerts about road closures, traffic accidents, and traffic jams in Laguna Beach. Text LBTRAFFIC to 888-777
Dog Park Notifications
Alerts when the Laguna Canyon Dog Park and Moulton Meadows Dog Play Area close due to wet and muddy conditions. Text LBDOGPARK to 888-777
Red Flag Parking Restrictions
Alerts when Red Flag Warning Parking Restrictions are in place. Test LBREDFLAG to 888-777
AlertOC is Orange County's regional mass notification system designed to keep those who live or work in Orange County information of important information during emergency events. This system is geo-targeted so we have the capability of notify just those areas or neighborhoods which are impacted.
City Public Safety staff have the ability to use this system to notify residents and visitors of critical, timely, and emergency information. Register here for AlertOC.
The City of Laguna Beach has partnered with Genasys Inc. to install an array of speakers and sirens throughout town. These speakers/sirens can be activated to provide emergency alerts and warnings to individuals within the alert areas and provide instructions to the community to take safety actions (i.e. shelter in place, evacuation, etc.).
Here, the current and former Emergency Operations Coordinators discuss the benefits of this system to the City.
The County of Orange has the capability to interrupt radio and television broadcasts across the media market to deliver safety instructions. The National Weather Service is the agency that most often activates the EAS system within Orange County. Currently, this system can only refine the alert area to the entire County of Orange, not specifically Laguna Beach.