Alert and Warning

Nixle Alert System

Nixle is a mobile alert system that keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from local public safety departments and emergency management. This city sponsored alert system offers emergency alerts via text and e-mail.
There are 4 ways to register:

  1. Text 92656 to 888-777
  2. Text ALISOVIEJO to 888-777
  3. Go to the Nixle website:
  4. Use the sign-up box below:


By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or City in which you live or work can be sent to your home, cell or business phone.

Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, email accounts and hearing-impaired receiving devices. AlertOC is operated by the County of Orange in collaboration with local cities.

Register here:

Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

FEMA built IPAWS to ensure that under all conditions the President of the United States can alert and warn the American people. Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities also have the opportunity to use IPAWS to send alerts and warnings within their jurisdictions. IPAWS improves alert and warning capabilities by allowing alerting authorities to deliver alerts simultaneously through multiple communications devices reaching as many people as possible to save lives and protect property. These communication pathways include:

The City of Aliso Viejo does not have the capability to send out IPAWS alerts. Local IPAWS alerts are disseminated by the Orange County Emergency Management Division, California Office of Emergency Services, or FEMA.

Social Media and Smart Phone Applications for Disasters

This is not an exhaustive list of all social media/news outlets and/or apps available for disaster news.

City / County Twitter

TwitterAgencyType of Information
@OCSDAlisoViejoOCSD - Aliso Viejo Police ServicesPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@AlisoviejocityCity of Aliso ViejoPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@OCSDOrange County Sheriff’s DepartmentPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@OrangeCountyEOCOrange County Emergency Management DivisionPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@OCFA_PIOOrange County Fire Authority Real-time Fire Updates
@CaltransOCCaltrans District 12Road Closures and Traffic Updates
@CHPSouthernCalifornia Highway Patrol – Southern DivisionRoad Closures and Traffic Updates
@ocredcrossOrange County Red CrossMass Care & Shelter Information
@SCESouthern California EdisonOutage Information – Electricity
@socalgasSouthern California Gas CompanyOutage Information – Gas

City / County Facebook

FacebookAgencyType of Information
City of Aliso Viejo – Local GovernmentCity of Aliso ViejoPublic Safety and Emergency Information
OCSD Aliso Viejo OCSD - Aliso Viejo Police ServicesPublic Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County California – Emergency Operations CenterOrange County Emergency Management DivisionPublic Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County Sheriff’s DepartmentOrange County Sheriff’s DepartmentPublic Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County Fire AuthorityOrange County Fire AuthorityPublic Safety and Emergency Information

State Twitter

TwitterAgencyType of Information
@Cal_OESCalifornia Office of Emergency ServicesPublic Safety and Emergency Information Statewide
@CAL_FIREDepartment of Forestry and Fire FightingReal-time Fire Updates Statewide

Smart Phone Applications

PulsePointReal-time access to OCFA response calls with optional notifications.
ReadyOCDisaster Preparedness, emergency planning, store copies of critical documents, etc.
American Red CrossDisaster Preparedness, First Aid, Floods, Tornados, Earthquakes, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Volunteer, Shelter Finder
Federal Emergency Management AgencyDisaster safety tips, emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, map of open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Health and safety information related to emergencies and disasters.
National Weather ServiceWeather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States
Disaster AlertList and interactive map about active hazards occurring around the globe
ReUniteAbility to upload missing and found person information for family reunification during and after disasters. It provides structured information to the NLM's People Locator service.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)Assists first responders in Hazmat incidents, with features including substance identification support, containment and suppression advice, and medical treatment information.
Health HotlinesDirectory of health organizations with toll-free telephone numbers.
Outbreaks Near MeReal-time, searchable disease outbreak information for your neighborhood on interactive maps.