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New warning system announcement for Fort Worth residents with access and functional needs

New warning system announcement for Fort Worth residents with functional needs

The City of Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management will announce a new severe weather and man-made disaster alert system at a news conference on Thursday, February 14th. The new system named Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) is designed to send warning messages to Fort Worth residents with functional needs such as Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind or Deaf/Blind that may not be able to detect the outdoor warning sirens, The AHAS warnings in American Sign Language, English verbal and captioned text will be broadcast to video capable mobile devices such as iPads and smart cell phones, home and office Internet emails, and wireless Braille readers. The AHAS alert system is developed and operated by Deaf Link.

Fort Worth residents, living in a Fort Worth zip code, may sign up for the AHAS service by registering at http://www.ftwahas.deaflink.com/

Contact Information:
Randy Westerman
Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management
817-392-6170
[email protected]

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