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Ahead of spring weather, residents have several options for receiving alerts

Posted March 6, 2019

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Nixle alerts can be sent to cell phones and email addresses.

Severe weather season will be arriving soon in North Texas.

Be prepared for dangerous tornadic or flash flooding situations by purchasing a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio to receive alerts directly from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. And be sure to register for alerts from the Fire Department Office of Emergency Management.

Residents, students, visitors and people employed in Fort Worth have several options for receiving alerts:

  • Free English text alerts to cell phones and email are available from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) by texting a selected ZIP code to 888777 or by registering online. Multiple ZIP codes may be entered when registration is completed online.
  • Individuals wishing to receive Spanish-language captioned and verbal alerts should register online.
  • Fort Worth residents with a hearing or vision functional need can register for visual alerts transmitted in American Sign Language; a video-capable device is required. The alerts are also captioned in English and Spanish, with verbal messages in both languages. Braille is also provided for residents who use a refreshable Braille reader.

During natural or manmade incidents, OEM will activate the 147-siren outdoor warning system to provide alerts to people who are outdoors. Depending on the type of emergency, all or some of the sirens will be activated when:

  • A tornado warning has been issued for Fort Worth by the National Weather Service.
  • Winds of 70 mph or stronger are occurring.
  • Hail 1.5 inches in diameter is reported.
  • A state or federal disaster has been issued by the governor or president.
  • An Office of Emergency Management duty officer deems it necessary.

Residents who cannot hear activated sirens inside their residences or workplaces should register online for Nixle emergency alert texts or text a ZIP code to 888777.

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Building Standards Commissions Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. March 25, 2019; City Hall, second floor, City Council Confrenece Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 25, 2019; City Hall, second floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. March 25, 2019; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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Loving Avenue Channel Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Stop Six / Rosedale Area Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda Ave.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. March 26, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. March 26, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority: 10 a.m. March 27, 2019; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76116.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park & Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. March 27, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Bonnie Brae Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 27, 2019; Bonnie Brae Elementary, 3504 Kimbo Road.

Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 28, 2019; Workforce Development Board Office, Large Conference Room, 1320 South University Drive, Suite 600.
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Water and Wastewater Capital Improvements Plan Citizens Advisory Committee: noon March 28, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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WORKSHOP: Code Compliance 101: 6:30 p.m. March 28, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Spring Fling at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. March 29, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Community Rummage Sale at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 8 a.m. March 30, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

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