About the Heart of Texas Regional Emergency Notification System
Thank you for your interest in signing up for the Heart of Texas Regional Emergency Notification System. The Heart of Texas Council of Governments, along with local counties and cities are proud to offer this service to the public. An emergency notification system , or a “reverse 911 system” as it is sometimes known, gives local emergency management, public safety, and governmental jurisdictions a chance to inform the public in case of an emergency incident or public threat. This phone and email system is designed to provide emergency messages to you, the public, quickly and effectively should a need arise. Types of events that you may receive messages about are:
- Natural Disasters; such as fires, floods, severe weather
- Man-made disasters; bomb threats, hazardous material incidents, terrorism threats
- Evacuation notices and criminal threats
- Public health threats such as, boil water notices, health alerts
This does not preclude you from calling 911 for your emergency requests; it simply provides a means to disseminate critical information to the public via a mass notification system when the need arises. Your contact information is needed to ensure you can be contacted when emergency messages are sent by your local officials.
We appreciate you taking the time to share this important information with us!
The Heart of Texas Council of Governmentsens@hot.cog.tx.us