The City of San Antonio has implemented an enhanced Emergency Alert Program which will let residents know about emergency events occurring near their home, work, children’s school and other places.
Called AlertSA, the system allows individuals that live, go to school or work in the area the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ and register their mobile device, home or work phone, to receive text messages, voice and email alerts during imminent and dangerous situations. There also is a choice to receive alerts regarding locations of interest, such as a workplace, children’s school or other areas as long as those locations are within the boundaries of San Antonio.
Public safety officials will use the system to notify residents and businesses about emergencies such as severe flooding, significant wildfires and chemical emergencies, among others. Alerts may be sent at any time, day or night, depending on the severity of the incident.
Residents and businesses in San Antonio can ‘opt-in’ on the internet or by phone. To receive emergency notifications or for more information, visit AlertSA.com and register. Residents also can register by calling 3-1-1. AlertSA is free, however charges may occur if an individual has a per-call or per-message limit on their mobile device.