Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS)

Santa Cruz County emergency management is in the process of building out a county-wide wireless emergency alert system. Existing unblocked landlines will automatically be a part of the system but not mobile devices unless you are opt in.

The WENS system allows you as a member of the public to sign up your mobile device for alerts such as:

  • Severe weather alerts: severe thunderstorm, flash flood, wildfire, dust storm, etc.
  • Emergency situation alerts: hazardous materials spills, major road closures, power outages, etc.
  • Air Quality Advisories
  • Boil Water Advisories