The City of American Canyon uses multiple sources to communicate with our community. Residents are encouraged to review the sources below and register (as necessary) to receive news updates. These updates will be particularly important in the case of an emergency.
Nixle | Nixle is American Canyon’s local alert system. It is operated by the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. Alerts may be sent to your phone and/or email. To sign up for Nixle, text 94503 to 888777.
City of American Canyon’s Website | In the case of an emergency, our website will provide information as we receive it so that you may stay informed.
City Manager’s Updates | Our City Manager’s Update is delivered via email every two weeks. In emergency situations, we will send out important tips, information, and updates to those who are registered. To add yourself to our list, register on our website.
Nextdoor | Nextdoor is a private social network for neighborhoods. Available via website and mobile app, residents use Nextdoor to share information with each other. The City of American Canyon actively communicates through Nextdoor and will provide updates on this site in an emergency.
City of American Canyon Facebook Page | We use our Facebook page to share information about City happenings and to interact with our community. We also use our Facebook page to share information with our residents during emergencies.
Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) | IPAWS is a regionally activated alert that will be sent to all cellular devices within an affected area to advise you of an emergency situation that needs your attention. Follow the instructions included in the alert. You do not need to sign up for this service.
Sirens | Sirens are an additional part of our emergency alert system. In times of an emergency, police officers will drive through neighborhoods activating their sirens to provide the emergency alert. If you hear a siren, please do not call 911. Check our City’s website, Nixle alert on your mobile device, or tune into one of our local radio stations (KVYN and KVON). Any of these sources should be able to give you additional details regarding the purpose of the alert. A siren alert could indicate a number of situations, such as the need to evacuate or shelter in place. Click here to listen to a sample of the sound you may hear.
Resources List | This list provides all of the important phone numbers you may need in an emergency.
* The information on this website is provided under the California Emergency Services Act (California Government Code section 8550 et seq.) and for informational purposes only. The information on this website: (1) is necessarily general and not intended to be a complete guide to all things that can or should be done in the event of an emergency, (2) is subject to change at any time including in the event of an emergency, and (3) may not apply to your specific needs and/or circumstances in the event of an emergency. Emergency preparedness is your responsibility. Relevant information regarding a particular emergency may be different than the information provided on this website. All persons should consult relevant authorities for information regarding a particular emergency. There are many sources of information for emergency preparedness and all persons should consult as many resources as possible.