Texas panhandle gets emergency notification program

AMARILLO, Texas - Whether you are at home, at work, or on the road, Resolve To Be Ready is designed to alert you about city maintenance and emergencies.

The new notification system is being funded by FEMA and sends alerts throughout the panhandle for a number of things ranging from water main breaks to wildfire warnings. It also allows you to receive alerts from the national weather service.

John Kiehl with the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission says, with the new program, now the alerts can follow you.

"They're going to want this type of system in place because they want that message to reach them wherever they're at." Kiehl said. "They don't necessarily have to be standing by a TV or a radio or by a siren to get the alert. Now, this alert follows them wherever they happen to be."

The program allows you to customize what alerts you receive. If you have loved ones living in a different part of the panhandle, you can make sure they are safe by receiving alerts from where they live.

If you'd like to sign up, you can click on the provided link.