Tahoe Power Outage leads to new policy on Reverse 911 notifications
Dead Phones prompt the City of Placerville to asks citizens to update emergency numbers with battery powered phone systems after recent power outage exposed problem with contacting people via landlines dependent on AC electricity.
The City of Placerville issued a public "Thank you" to everyone who kept in touch with us via social media during the extended power outage on Sunday.
They wrote, "Thank you to everyone who kept in touch with us via social media yesterday during the extended power outage. (almost 15,000 of you saw our postings on Facebook) During the power outage the police department issued “Reverse 911” calls with updates on the situation. Unfortunately, the calls we not received on land lines because of the power failure and were only received on cellular phones. As a result, the City will be launching a new campaign this week asking the public to sign up with their cellular numbers. More details to come in the next day with instruction on how to sign up.
"Social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram proved to be the most effective way to inform the public of yesterday’s emergency situation. You can find the links to the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts on our homepage. http://www.cityofslt.us/ (scroll to the bottom of the page, look on the right side).
"Please feel free to share so we can keep even more community members connected during an emergency situation. Thank you!
SLT on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCityofSouthLakeTahoe
SLT on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/cityofslt