Santa Clara Co. approves alert system funding

September 23, 2008 7:13:25 PM PDT
Santa Clara County supervisors Tuesday approved funding for an emergency alert system that will be used in 15 regional cities and unincorporated areas.

The system will advise residents of major disaster, crime and health hazards - and the safety measures to take.

Notification will go out via landline and cell phones, as well as through e-mails and text messages for those residents who agree to be part of the emergency database.