KERN COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM
Kern County has implemented ReadyKern, a state-of-the-art emergency notification system alerts residents & businesses about natural disasters and other crises. The new emergency notification system enables Kern County to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as earthquakes, severe weather, fires, floods, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
HOW READYKERN WORKS
The process begins when Kern County issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don’t confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.
To receive important communications from Kern County, residents and business owners must register the voice and text communication devices where they wish to receive messages.
SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS
Option 1: Advanced Registration
Option 1 directs you to a secure website to create a user profile. After selecting “Don’t have an account? Sign up” at the bottom of the page, you will be asked to create your profile. You will then be walked through the rest of the registration process.
Option 1 allows you to manage your user profile and update your contact information at your convenience. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Option 2: Express Registration
Option 2 allows you to add your contact information without having to create a user profile. You may still manage your user profile and update your contact information at your convenience. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.
To register by mail, download the registration form here and return it to the address listed on the form.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have registered yourself for ReadyKern, click here to update your contact information. Log in and update.
STOP RECEIVING ALERTS
If you have registered for ReadyKern, call (661) 873-2602 and ask to opt-out of ReadyKern.
By opting out of ReadyKern, you will no longer receive emergency notifications.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Kern County is pleased to announce the launch of its ReadyKern mass notification system. With this service, Kern County can send personalized voice and e-mail messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive issues such as emergencies and local community matters.