This Is Only A Test, Amarillo Tests Emergency Alerts Notification System
In April the City Of Amarillo announced its new Amarillo Emergency Alerts Notification System. Thursday May 14 the city will test the system at 11 AM.
The Emergency Notification System will alert residents to ongoing city activity, including emergency and public safety information about COVID-19, severe weather, road closures, water utility maintenance, etc.
Messages will be sent to residents by their method of choice - cell phone, SMS, home phone, email and more. This alert system delivers real time access to potentially lifesaving information.
The City Of Amarillo is using the Everbridge Emergency Notification System. “A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for cities that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by the City of Amarillo as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program”
Residents listed in the city of Amarillo's 911 database will automatically be subscribed to alerts by phone. City Manager Jared Miller said Amarillo residents should self-register at AmarilloAlerts.com.
Miller went on to say “We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible. The Amarillo emergency notification system allows the city to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”
Residents of Potter and Randall counties can sign up for the emergency notification system at amarilloalerts.com/alerts.