Richmond Asks How It Should Alert Residents in Emergency

10 min
A plume of smoke rises from Sims Metal Management in Richmond. (Bay Area Air Quality Management District)

The fire that ignited at the Sims Metal Management scrap yard site in January alarmed a lot of people who live in the city of Richmond. It got them thinking: How do residents get told when there's a big fire or other emergency? The city council meets Tuesday to discuss three proposals for how to alert residents in a disaster.

Guest: Ted Goldberg, KQED News assignment editor

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