Rockwall County Emergency Management Announces Use of Nixle Notification System

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce that we are now using the Nixle notification system to communicate public safety information to registered users.

The Nixle notification system sends emails and/or text messages to your computer, mobile phone or smart phone devices (message and data rates may apply). Nixle can be used to alert residents of urgent emergency information such as tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings, large chemical spills or large scale power outages. Best of all: it is FREE to sign up!

Registering for Nixle is easy! Go to www.nixle.com, under Residents, click “Start Receiving Alerts Today” and fill out your information. You can tell Nixle what type of messages you would like to receive and where to send them. If your address is in Rockwall County, you will automatically be registered to receive alerts from Emergency Management through the Rockwall County Sheriffs Office.

Nixle is meant to be an additional resource for receiving urgent notifications. Residents are encouraged to continue the use of other resources, such as a weather radio, for urgent information notifications.

Other ways to stay informed of changing weather events in our area:
* Monitor local television or radio stations or their websites
* Go to Weather.com and customize the site for our area
* Purchase a battery-operated weather radio
* Call our office at (972) 204-7080 for more information

Rockwall County is recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady County. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call Rockwall County Emergency Management at 972-204-7080 or send an email to emergencymanagement@rockwallcountytexas.com

Rockwall County Emergency Management
972 T.L. Townsend Dr.
Rockwall, TX 75087

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