Town of Paradise


Early Warning System Progress


Paradise, CA – Progress on the Early Warning System for the Town of Paradise continues this week after Paradise Town Council contracted with Genasys Inc. for system design and scoping.  After the Camp Fire, an early warning system was identified by our community as a top priority in the Long Term Community Recovery Plan.  Aspects of a proposed system being considered include a siren with multiple tones and voice capability, cell phone alert compatibility and re-establishing a connection to the Town’s AM Radio Station. 


Earlier this month, the Town of Paradise offered a survey for residents to express their priorities for an Early Warning System.  89% of those surveyed said an Early Warning System would make them feel safer living in Paradise, and 80% of respondents indicated they would prefer a siren which also included a voice message with emergency information.  Nearly all those surveyed preferred a system which would alert them via cell phone in addition to a siren. 


Funded by a Hazard Mitigation Grant through FEMA, Genasys. Inc. will design a system which takes into account this community feedback as well as current technologies available and the geography and topography of Paradise.  The design will propose locations for sirens throughout Town, as well as recommend technology for additional alert capabilities.


Once the design and scope is complete, the Town will submit an application to FEMA for additional Hazard Mitigation funding to construct and implement the Early Warning System.  Contingent upon the Hazard Mitigation funding, we expect this project may break ground in 2021.


View a short video from Genasys Inc. on the design process here

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