Reverse 911 Phone Notifications
Reverse 911 is a vital tool the City of Temecula employs to deliver notifications to all residents and businesses affected by an emergency. It is so named because rather than the public dialing 911 in an emergency, this system allows the police to do the "reverse" to inform the public of a known hazard.
The City of Temecula strongly suggests all residents and business owners register their cell phone and/or VoIP (software-based telephone) numbers within the Reverse 911 directory to receive important notifications during an emergency. All landline phone numbers are automatically enrolled in the Reverse 911 system and do not need to be registered.
The City's website provides the most up-to-date and official information by Fire, Police and City staff. Emergency information will be linked from the home page, making it easy to find emergency. Maps are also used to display information such as affected area(s), red cross shelters, and donation/first aid donation locations.
Pre-Recorded Emergency Hotline
During a long-term or substantial emergency, you may call 951-506-5111 to hear a pre-recorded message with information and updates pertaining to Temecula and/or surrounding areas. This recording will include information on road closures, evacuations and shelter locations.
The City of Temecula frequently sends out information to the public through the Temecula Outreach email. This is a sign-up based subscription that users can opt-out of anytime. In the event of an emergency, the City may use this system to mass distribute important details to all those signed up to receive emails under the "General Interest" category.
Radio Station 1610 AM
The City's AM radio tower located at the Temecula Public Library has the power to reach every citizen in Temecula. During an event, tune your radio to 1610 AM to hear recorded messages with information on emergencies in the area.
TV Channel 3
The City of Temecula operates Channel 3 on Spectrum and Frontier FiOS cable providers. Channel 3 routinely broadcasts video and slideshow content to inform the community about events and programs in Temecula. In the event of an emergency, regularly scheduled programming will be interrupted with updates, which can include statements from City Council, Fire, Police and City staff.