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Anaheim to Test the AlertOC County-wide Notification System
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 23, 2009) - June 24, 2009, residents in Anaheim may receive a TEST message from AlertOC.  This is only a test, and the message will be identified as such.  AlertOC is the county-wide mass notification system.  Should there be an actual emergency, AlertOC may be activated and instructions given on the recorded message in conjunction with Anaheim Alert.

In February, the City of Anaheim introduced Anaheim Alert, a new way for residents, businesses and visitors to stay informed of time-sensitive city information, via e-mail or cell phone text messages.  An opt-in text-based community notification system, Anaheim Alert messages include time-sensitive information related to unplanned road closures, power outages, event venue traffic congestion, fires, and natural disasters.  Users can choose from among the message categories in order to customize their account according to interest, location and need. With Anaheim Alert, messages and updates can immediately be sent to a large audience of users notifying them of important information.  Please visit www.AnaheimAlert.net for more information and to sign up for this valuable resource.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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Anaheim Anytime is available 24/7.  For questions regarding the City of Anaheim, simply dial 311 from any Anaheim-based landline phone or from (714) 765-4311 from a cell phone or any phone outside the city limits. Anaheim Anytime representatives are available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Recorded information and a voice mail box is also available 24/7.