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Surviving a wildfire also depends on knowing when one is coming you way as soon in advance as possible.

According to the County OES MendoAlert is their primary means of providing notification.

You can register to receive MendoAlerts via one or more ways such as text message, one or more phone numbers, and email.

Registration is handled through Eventbridge. An easy way to get to it is to go to the Mendocino Sheriff’s home page www.mendocinosheriff.com/ and scroll down to find the link under Alerts

A supplemental alert system is NIXLE. Cell phone used can register for NIXLE notifications affecting their area by texting their zip code to 888777.

If you hear a sheriffs vehicle running Its HI-LO (European style) siren it means you need to be alert and tuned into local media and ready to evacuate — or that it is already time to evacuate.