As flood season approaches, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that it is encouraging residents to sign up with a
community information service that provides information about traffic advisories, public safety emergencies, crime trends and safety tips. The sheriff’s office is encouraging people to sign up at Nixle, a service that several law enforcement agencies will use to provide information about road closures and hazardous situations during potential floods. The Napa Police Department, Napa Fire Department and California Highway Patrol are also participating, according to the sheriff’s office. The service is free, and people can receive the information by text message, e-mail, or by Web access. Text notifications are subject to text charges, depending upon the user’s cellular phone contract. Users can also select what type of information they want to receive. The types of information are alerts, advisories, community information, and traffic. To sign up for the service or to learn more about it, go to
www.nixle.com. Residents may also call sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart at (707) 253-4475 for more information.
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