In Napa County, a wildfire alert meant for cellphones would not connect, because of a coding error.
In Sonoma County, similar alerts were sent to areas that required no evacuation, and linked to an evacuation map that was a year old.
And in Solano County, an emergency operations official missed a call to report for work because his phone was set to vibrate.
As fire crews battle a massive system of wildfires sparked by freak lightning storms, emergency officials are learning once again of the technological shortcomings of localized alert systems.
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