By the City of Waco
Fall is severe weather season in Central Texas. Stay informed by signing up for free emergency notification by visiting the Heart of Texas Council of Governments website.
HOTCOG, along with Bosque, Hill, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, and McLennan counties, is proud to offer this service to the public at no cost.
This emergency alert system gives local emergency management, public safety, and governmental jurisdictions a chance to inform you directly in case of an emergency incident or public threat. This phone and email system is designed to provide direct emergency messages to the public, quickly and effectively.
Types of events that you may receive messages about are:
- Natural disasters such as fires, floods, tornado warnings, and other severe weather
- Man-made disasters such as bomb threats, hazardous material incidents, or terrorism threats
- Evacuation notices and criminal threats
- Boil water notices or water outages, or
- Public health threats
Sign up with accurate contact information to ensure you can be contacted when emergency messages are sent by your local officials. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages, and more. The provided information will only be used for our emergency notification system and will not be used or released to others.
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