Emergency alerts keep Houstonians in the know; new alert campaign announced

This weekend could bring bad weather, and Houstonians can find out first if and how it could affect them.

Houston Office of Emergency Management manager George Buenik said OEM has a new citywide promotional campaign for AlertHouston, the City's official emergency notification system.

“Most alerts are geographically targeted so we can send specific messages to specific areas in the city,” said Buenik.

He said residents can chose to receive up to six types of category alerts.

“Including emergency incidents, severe weather, major traffic interruptions, Amber Alerts, special events and recovery information,” said Buenik.

Alert Houston is an important component for the city's communications to citizens during severe weather or emergencies.

“You can also register up to five physical addresses so that you can receive alerts concerning areas around your home, your work, your children’s school and possibly another relative’s home,” said Buenik.

He urged every Houstonian to register to get alerts on their electronic devices.

So far, more than 133,000 people have registered at www.alerthouston.org.

Clear Channel and OEM's new App is "Be Prepared-Be Safe-Be Alert Houston".

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