Santa Clara Co. and SJ call attention to alert system

March 14, 2011 9:34:50 AM PDT
The disaster in Japan is calling attention to the need for emergency alert systems and today the South Bay is kicking off an effort to help cell phone users.

Santa Clara County and San Jose are trying to get cell phone users to sign up for Alert SCC. With so many people getting rid of their home phones and using only cell phones city officials say it's important to sign up for disaster messaging services.