Be prepared for emergencies. Act fast if you receive a warning

Published on September 22, 2022

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Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. The theme for 2022 is “A Lasting Legacy: Prepare for disasters to create lasting legacy for you and your family.”

NOAA Weather Radios, local television, internet, social media, weather apps and emergency alert notifications are ways to receive emergency warnings and alerts.

Not every method is perfect, and the outdoor warning sirens should be considered the absolute last resort. They are sounded when the emergency, such as a tornado, hail or strong winds) are already happening.

Be sure to have multiple ways to receive warnings to give your family enough notice to seek shelter.

The Fort Worth Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management has a free alert system called Fort Worth Texas Alerts. View a video to learn more. The system replaced Nixle.

Register for texts, phone calls email or a combination of all three by signing up today.



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