Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stay Informed with Notify Me: New Service on City Website

Notify Me is the City of Southlake’s newest notification service that provides instant information through text messages and e-mails. From emergency alerts to community events, the notification system provides residents, businesses and visitors with critical information quickly and conveniently.

Registration for this free service simply requires entering a phone number or email address on the Notify Me page of the City of Southlake’s website. Registered users have the option to receive up-to-date alerts on the topics of their choice. There are 42 notification subjects including alerts about City Council agendas, severe weather, bid postings for all City departments, news flashes from the police, fire and other departments, updated blog posts, and various City calendars.

Notify Me allows the City to easily and swiftly communicate with community members in a convenient and relevant manner. Service users choose how to receive information and will only receive alerts about the topics that matter to them,” states Pilar Schank, the City of Southlake’s deputy directory of communication. “Staying current about important issues could not be easier. Notify Me literally places information in the palm of your hand.”

In addition to providing information of interest to users, the notification service further enhances the City’s ability to protect the lives and property of Southlake residents and businesses by providing critical information during emergencies. Specifically, “Emergency Alerts” are sent from the Southlake Office of Emergency Management, the City department dedicated to responding to and recovering from hazards and disasters, including severe weather.