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Emergency Alerts in Provo
When there is an emergency situation in Provo, there are a number of systems in place for alerting the public about the danger and what they should do about it.
Radio. The primary method of alert is the statewide Emergency Broadcast System. In case of an emergency, the Mayor has the authority to activate the system for Provo. For statewide emergencies, residents should tune to KSL radio (1160 AM or 102.7 FM). For emergencies localized to Utah County or Provo, emergency alerts are made on KBYU (89.1 FM).
Sirens and Speakers. The City has installed and controls the activation of emergency alert sirens in downtown Provo and sirens and speakers in the Riverbottoms neighborhood. If you hear the sirens, you should listen to the radio stations listed above, or (in the Riverbottoms) listen following the siren for an audible announcement on the speakers. In addition, police vehicles equipped with sirens and loudspeakers may be moving through the area with audible messages.
Provo Channel 17. The City has the capability of live broadcast from the City Center and from the Media Services studio. Emergency alert notices will be placed on Provo Channel 17, which is also streamed online at channel17.provo.org.
City Website. Emergency alert notices will also be placed on the Provo city website at www.provo.org during an emergency.
Reverse 911. The City is working to secure funding for a reverse 911 system. This system would allow residents to register for warning via email, phone call, cell call, text message or instant messaging. It would also allow the City to call all phones at addresses within a given radius of an emergency via GIS mapping capability.