WarnCentralTexas is a free emergency alert system that can save lives and protect property during disasters.By registering with WarnCentralTexas, you allow emergency personnel in your local community to directly contact you by phone, text or email during a disaster or public safety event.
Using WarnCentralTexas, emergency response teams can warn residents about dangerous conditions and situations as events unfold. They can quickly give specific directions that affect your neighborhood such as evacuation orders and directions to shelters.
The program is available in Travis County and surrounding counties by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). Counties included are Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hayes, Lee, Llano, Travis, an Williamson.
Residents must register cellphone numbers and email addresses to get alerts sent to their mobile devices, but CAPCOG has already registered landline phones. Information will only be used for warning notifications. The goal is to add 120,000 new sign ups between now and September, which is National Preparedness Month