Mansfield residents can receive notifications about severe weather or other emergency situations as part of a new mass notification program that has been rolled out with the City’s new website redesign (mansfieldtexas.gov).
“This program is extremely versatile,” says Greg Cutler, emergency management coordinator for the City. “Not only will the City be able to use the system for a wide variety of notifications but residents will be able to register and tailor their notifications to their own preferences. That’s something we were unable to do with our previous system.”
The Mansfield Emergency Alert System is operated through CivicReady, a product of government technology company CivicPlus. The City’s new website redesign and content management system is also by CivicPlus.
Residents who were previously registered with Code Red must visit the City website and complete registration for the new system. Users identify notification preferences including email, text messages and phone calls (for both mobile and land line). They will also select the types of notifications they want to receive – severe weather, flash flood, etc. In addition to weather alerts, residents can also be notified of specific emergency situations such as a missing person or environmental hazard.
To register, complete the form on the Emergency Alert System page of the website. Residents are urged to register on the website and not the app. Once you have registered your account and created your profile, you may download the “Alert Me” app and login with the username and password used to set up your profile. The app is not necessary to receive alerts.