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New Ladera Alerts Service Gives Ladera Ranch Residents Access to Instant Communications in Emergencies

All Ladera Ranch residents who have not yet signed up for the Ladera Alerts text message program ought to do so.  Created by Ladera Ranch residents, Ladera Alerts provides a means of fast communication among Ladera Ranch residents in the event of an emergency.  According to the website, “[t]his free service was created in an effort to communicate vital information quickly and efficiently via cell phone texts, to inform/organize the community to help resolve local emergency situations as quickly as possible.”

Ladera Alerts was recently the subject of an article in the Orange County Register, which is available here.  According to the article, “[t]o use the site, residents need to sign up at with their phone number and neighborhood. So far, more than 110 residents have signed up. When members need help, they report it on the website, which sends a message to two cellphones. The information is verified and then sent out to members via a text message on their cellphones.”

Ladera Ranch is known as an old-fashioned community, where kids still play in the streets and neighbors know more than each other’s names.  The new Ladera Alerts puts technology in the hands of residents, allowing them to help each other out faster and more efficiently in the event of an emergency.

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