Fort Worth

May 6, 2014

Fort Worth to test emergency notification system

The tests will run from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The city is testing an enhancement to its Nixle notification system — which is used to warn residents of threatening weather and other emergencies — today because of potential for thunderstorms.

The test by the Office of Emergency Management is going to consist of a 30-second call to residential and business landlines in Fort Worth from 1 to 2 p.m., according to a city news release.

As part of Nixle, subscribers can also receive notices of public safety concerns on their cellphones. Along with the text message and email notifications, residents who choose this option can receive cellphone calls alerting them to various issues, including threatening weather.

To learn more about the alert options, check the city’s emergency management website. To register for Nixle alerts, go to the online registration page.

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