Emergency Alert Systems

Posted on June 26, 2023

Denton County Residents

Denton County has seen quite a few storms lately. Several cities in Precinct 4 reported grapefruit or even tennis ball size hail just last week. In addition to the storms, we are also experiencing excessive heat in Denton County. To date in the 2023 season, there have been 23 cases of Heat-Related Illnesses (HRI) in Denton County residents. The leading cause of reported HRI cases include heat-related overexposure, rash, stress, and malaise followed by sunburn. Males between the ages of 18 and 35 have experienced the largest amount of HRI cases among all age groups. Please take precautions with the dangerously hot temperatures and stay safe when you are outdoors. One way that you can stay alert when severe weather is on the way is to sign up for alerts through our Emergency Management Department.

Denton County has switched providers for its mass notification system. If you previously signed up for alerts using CodeRED, Nixle, or Reverse 911, you will need to create a new account on the Denton County Everbridge system.
Any data provided to CodeRED, Nixle, or Reverse 911 has been deleted from their systems. Your current up-to-date information will ensure we have a means of contacting you.
Emergency Management recommends that you check with your city or town to see what notification systems they offer and to register for access.
Please sign up for Denton County Alerts to receive timely and critical messages. Do not rely on social media as your only source of information. We recommend every citizen, business, and school purchase a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Radio with Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology. The Denton County Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for your radio is 48121.

Wise County Residents

Wise County, TX  has a mass notifications system for its citizens. CivicReady is a communication service that sends immediate alerts to members of Wise County who are subscribed to the system.

All users will have the ability to customize their notification preferences after signing up. Alerts can be sent via email, text, and/or phone call so you never miss important communication about an emergency event in the county.

Click HERE to register to start receiving alerts

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