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Emergency Alerts in ASL – for Austin/Travis County and Central Texas

Emergency Alerts in ASL – for Austin/Travis County and Central Texas

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Travis County Office of Emergency Management have partnered to deploy an emergency preparedness mobile app.

Ready Central Texas provides:

  • News updates and warnings
  • Preparedness resources
  • Emergency plan checklists to help make sure you have what you need
  • Informational videos
  • Document library with preparedness materials
  • COVID-19 resources from Austin, the State of Texas and the federal government

The app is available on Android and iOS devices and is free to download and use.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ready-central-texas/id1506178112
Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickseries.ready.central.texas

Get Prepared | AustinTexas.gov
Scroll to the bottom and click links for more info: http://austintexas.gov/prepared

Home | Austin/Travis County (ahasalerts.com)
Informational Video: https://atc.ahasalerts.com/register.aspx

Registration | Austin/Travis County: http://www.ahasalerts.com

Be sure to follow the social media links for City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Austin Emergency Management (@AustinHSEM): Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustinHSEM

Austin Emergency Management | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinHSEM/

Warn Central Texas

The Capital Area Council of Governments uses a regional notification system (RNS) called Everbridge as a crucial public-safety tool. Warn Central Texas covers a 10 county region to include: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties.

https://member.everbridge.net/892807736729515/login

Register here to receive emergency notifications from your local emergency response team. Be among the first to receive critical community alerts regarding natural disasters, weather warnings, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Accessible Hazard Alert System

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Travis County Office of Emergency Management have partnered with Deaf Link to launch the Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) for Deaf, Blind, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf and Blind community.

Austin and Travis County AHAS subscribers will receive an accessible message in American Sign Language, and English voice and text. The alert message will include information about the emergency and what actions to take. AHAS has the capability to send accessible alerting messages to registered residents before, during, and after an emergency or disaster in Travis County.

When an emergency alert or other information is sent through the AHAS program, users will receive accessible alert messages on internet and video capable devices such as computers, cell phones, smart phones, tablet computers, and wireless Braille readers.

Register for alerts at https://atc.ahasalerts.com/ or by texting AHAS to 737-241-3710.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management
http://austintexas.gov/department/homeland-security-and-emergency-management

Get Prepared
http://austintexas.gov/prepared

Information provided by HHSC DHH Access 7a at [email protected]

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