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City of Galveston's One Call Reaches All: Emergency Notification System

The City of Galveston uses an Emergency Notification System to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations. Alerts may be sent by the city to communicate news about unexpected road or street closures or the need to evacuate buildings or neighborhoods due to situations like hurricanes, severe weather, abnormally high tides, and water service suspensions.

Residents, business owners, and neighbors must register the voice and text communication devices where they wish to receive messages. Messages can be sent simultaneously in voice and text formats to all standard voice and text communication devices, including land line phone, cell phone, and email.

How to Sign Up
Register by adding your contact information into the Emergency Notification System. To protect the privacy of your personal information, a provision has been included in the city’s contract that maintains the confidentiality of your information.

Please note: Residents, businesses, and neighbors with listed telephone numbers have already been included in the system. You may use the registration link to register additional communication devices into the system.

Discontinue Receiving Emergency Notification Messages
To remove your contact information from the Emergency Notification System, select "Manage Profile" once on the Emergency Notification System website. By opting out of the system, you will no longer receive emergency or community notifications.

For questions regarding the Emergency Notification System, please contact the Office of Emergency manager by calling 409-765-3710.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

The National Weather Service (NWS) continuously broadcasts warning, watches, forecasts and non-weather related hazard information on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR). The average range of the 1000+ NWR transmitters is 40 miles, depending on topography. For the best performing NWR receivers, NWS suggests you look at devices certi ed to Public AlertTM standards.

These radios meet speci c technical standards and come with many features such as Speci c Area Message Encoding (SAME), a battery backup, both audio and visual alarms, selective programming for the types of hazards you want to be warned for, and the ability to activate external alarm devices for people with disabilities. Similar to a smoke detector, an NWR can wake you up in the middle of the night to alert you of a dangerous situation.

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