Kern County has implemented ReadyKern, an emergency notification system alerts residents and businesses about natural disasters and other crises.
The new emergency notification system allows Kern County to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as earthquakes, severe weather, fires, floods, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
Many residents and businesses have already been registered by their listed phone numbers. Register at www.readykern.com .
The Caller ID number for calls generated by the ReadyKern service is (661) 868-1143. Every message will begin with an introduction that identifies it as an urgent emergency message.
Recipients must acknowledge the message by listening to the entire message and pressing 1.
Residents and businesses can opt out of the system.
Centennial Corridor construction stopped
Tuesday morning Judge Twisselman ordered a stop to demolition associated with the Centennial Corridor Project, during an emergency…
BPD officer comforts little girl after car crash
After a car crash, Bakersfield Police Sgt. Bill Toler comforted a young girl involved in the crash by sketching her a Minnie Mouse.
Bakersfield Blaze to host ALS awareness night
Partnering with the ALS Association Golden West Chapter and Minor League Baseball, the Bakersfield Blaze hopes to 'strikeout' ALS.
BPD searching for attempted AMPM robbery suspect
Bakersfield Police are asking for the community's help in identifying and locating a man who wielded a knife at an AMPM clerk.