Contra Costa, CA-This community’s oil and chemical plants will now be able to warn buildings with sensitive populations, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and daycare centers, and local residents when they need to get indoors immediately because of chemical spills and the presence of dangerous fumes and clouds.
The plants will broadcast the warnings over National Weather service radios. County may purchase a National Weather Service radio and access to emergency warnings involving fires, explosions, or the presence of fumes. If a spill threatens multiple areas, the radio warnings can be sent to several zones in the industrial belt.
This radio warning will be in addition to the more traditional siren alert.