The City of Coppell incorporates multiple tools to notify our residents of impending emergencies, disasters or recovery efforts.
Outdoor Warning Siren System
The City of Coppell Outdoor Warning System consists of eight outdoor warning sirens strategically located throughout the city. As the name indicates, the Outdoor Warning System sirens are designed to warn people who are outside.
When you hear the sirens, it simply means to seek shelter and seek information. We may use the sirens for severe weather or other other emergencies, such as hazardous materials spills. For emergency notifications while indoors, you should have a NOAA All-Hazard Radio and sign-up for the City's Connect-CTY Notification System.
For additional information about the Outdoor Warning System, click here.
Connect-CTY Notification System
The Connect-CTY system is a unique service allowing city officials the ability to rapidly notify residents and businesses with time sensitive information. This web based system has the capability to distribute information via telephone, email, and SMS text messaging. No one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is include in the systems database. If your home or business has a published number, then it should be in the system. However, you may want to add alternate methods of contact including multiple phone numbers, email addresses and SMS phone number used strictly for texting.
For additional information about the Connect-CTY Notification System, click here.
NOAA All-Hazard Radios
NOAA All-Hazard Radios are used nationwide. They are activated automatically by the National Weather Service when various weather emergencies are threatening an area. The City of Coppell recommends that you purchase a radio with Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology so you can program it for the specific counties where you want information about severe weather.
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We also recommend obtaining a radio with the "programmable alert" function. This allows you to program your radio for only the alerts you deem critical, such as a tornado warning.
In addition to the sever weather notifications, the Emergency Management Division has the ability to send out other alerts through the radio. Emergencies such as hazardous materials spills can be sent out through the radio with important response information.
For additional information about NOAA All-Hazard Radios, click here.