Northern California Residents Fail to Receive Emergency Alerts Ahead of Fires

Some of the survivors in Santa Rosa and other areas that were devastated by the fast-moving flames, are telling authorities that they never received an alert on their cell phones or landlines before being forced to flee their homes just minutes ahead of the fires.

Authorities have acknowledged that some residents didn’t receive the alerts, and in Sonoma County, authorities chose not to send out a mass alert because only a portion of residents were affected.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed looks at the emergency alerts that went out when the fires began.

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