Emergency Management Office
Fort Worth Texas Alerts
Fort Worth Texas Alerts is a new emergency alert system designed as another method to keep the residents and visitors of Fort Worth informed during any potential hazards. Potential hazards we face in North Texas can be severe weather, acts of terrorism, chemical spills or other man-made disasters. These alerts will be issued by the Office of Emergency Management and within the registration process, you can also choose to receive optional weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I was registered for Nixle, will I have to re-register?
Yes you will need to re-register. Fort Worth Texas Alerts is a new system with added capabilities so the data was not able to be transferred over.
How much does it cost?
Fort Worth Texas Alerts is free; however, standard message and data rates may apply.
What if my contact information changes?
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your cell phone, cell phone provider service, work phone, address or email address change, you will need to update your profile and contact information. For this reason, during the registration process, it is important that you create a profile so, that you can go back to change your information anytime.
Will my contact information be shared with others?
No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. We will not give or sell your phone numbers or email addresses to any vendor or other organization.
Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS)
Tornado Shelter Registration
Fort Worth’s Tornado Shelter Registration Program is free and voluntary. It allows residents who own a personal, severe weather shelter in Fort Worth city limits to register their shelter with the city.
Registering your shelter allows the Fort Worth Emergency Operations Center to provide information to first responders during Emergency/Disaster responses. This information gives rescue personnel valuable shelter locations, and is critical should a tornado shelter exit be blocked by debris or structural damage caused by severe weather or other related incidents.
Shelter owners should also include out-of-town accountability contacts as part of your emergency plan. This provides an additional safeguard against being trapped in a shelter.
Always call 911 when someone needs help right away because on an injury or an immediate danger.
You only need to register your shelter once.
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