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    NIXLE

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    The Nixle Emergency Alert Service allows the Tarrant County Emergency Management Office to send important public safety messages- including tornado, severe weather warnings and other emergency information-  to residents subscribed via cell phone text message and/or email.

    Nixle is free for residents to use with messages sent to those registered within a one-mile radius of the hazard, providing the residents with trustworthy information relevant to their neighborhood. Tarrant County has partnered with several municipalities to offer this service, giving the residents the opportunity to choose which agency they receive information from.

    Tarrant County residents can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email and web by registering at www.nixle.com.

    Outdoor Warning System

    The Outdoor Warning Systems may be activated for any kind of emergency – not just severe weather. The sirens are designed to be heard for those who are outdoors.

    When you hear the sirens, seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level, away from windows and exterior walls. Turn on a weather radio or television to a local station for more information.

    Sirens will be activated for any of the following conditions:

    ·         A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service,

    ·         Tornado or funnel cloud reported by a reliable source,

    ·         Sustained winds in excess of 60-70 mph,

    ·         Reports of hail larger than one inch

    ·         Chemical spill,

    ·         State or national emergency or

    ·         Other emergencies as appropriate

    The sirens are strategically placed. Locations of sirens in your area may be found on your city webpage.

    Indoor Warning System

    The Office of Emergency Management recommends a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) All Hazards and Weather Alert Radio with the Specific Area Message Encoding feature. The NOAA radio allows you to keep up to date on all types of emergencies 24 hours-a-day. You can buy one at many local retailers starting at $35.

    NOAA radios with the SAME feature can be programmed to provide emergency information specific to your area. The code for Tarrant County is 048439.  For more information visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/