It's time to make sure you're aware and prepared in the event of an emergency. That's why Emergency Management officials with the City of Baytown have announced a new and enhanced alert system called Baytown Alert.
Baytown Alert is available now to all residents, replacing the previous Swift Reach system that will not be used after December 31. Baytown Alert is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.
Those using this new mass notification system can receive alerts about emergencies and other important advisories from Fire, Police, and Public Works. To sign up, visit www.baytown.org/alert. Don't wait until there is an emergency to sign up. Take a minute today to ensure you and your family are on the list to receive critical information in an emergency.
Individuals who were previously signed up in Swift Reach will be automatically enrolled in Baytown Alert, but everyone is encouraged to sign-up and create a new profile so that you can update your information as needed and set your preferences for how and when you want to be contacted (voice, text, email, emergency messages, fire advisories, police advisories, and public works advisories).
For individuals that may require additional support or assistance during an emergency, please consider registering for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). This includes people with disabilities, older adults, or those that require transportation assistance. Register for STEAR online at https://stear.tdem.texas.gov/ or by calling 211.
For all important Baytown-related information, keep watching the City of Baytown's website, social media pages, and Channel 16.