Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Emergency Notification System via Cell Phone

In light of recent events, we thought it would be a great time to remind local residents of a very useful Emergency Notification System available to area residents through their cell phones.  Please note that this notification system only works within  Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson Counties.

Since an increasing number of area residents rely exclusively on their cellular telephones as their primary telephone, CAPCOG (Capital Area Council of Governments) has added the ability to notify you on your cell phone if there is an emergency near your home, business, or other location.

You may now link your cellular telephone number to one or more locations within the 10-county CAPCOG region listed above, including your home, business, and the homes of relatives.  If a participating local government activates the system for an area containing one or more of the locations registered to a specific cellular phone number, then the system will attempt to send the emergency message to that cellular telephone.

The registration process only takes a few minutes and could potentially make a big difference to someone's well being during an emergency situation.  Please pass along this helpful tip to your family members, friends, and neighbors!

To register for this service, click here.
If you have previously registered and want to make changes, click here.

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