The City utilizes several methods to inform residents and visitors of Valdez regarding active or impending emergencies. These methods are:
1. NIXLE - This is the City's primary tool for informing the public on urgent emergency and disaster information. It is an opt-in system, however, and requires an initial sign-up. Visit the "NIXLE for Valdez" tab at the left.
2. Facebook - After initial warning messages and updates are released via NIXLE, additional messaging may also be released on the City's Facebook account.
3. Outdoor Warning Sirens - There are a number of Outdoor Warning Siren towers placed in strategic locations in Valdez. These sirens are tested every Wednesday at 5pm. A new informational tab, dedicated to these sirens, is coming soon.