South East Texas Regional Planning Commission emergency alert exercise

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission emergency alert exercise

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) has announced that Jefferson County is conducting a test of the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) on Thursday, August 6, as a part of the region's hurricane and all hazards preparedness efforts.

“On behalf of Jefferson County Emergency Management, we will conduct a test of the emergency alerting system on Thursday, Aug. 6,” SETRPC stated in a public service announcement. “The system is vital to keep you informed in the event of any emergency situation such as a hurricane, natural or man-made incident causing a significant disruption to your daily activities.”

The test includes phone calls, emails and text messages. SETRPC highly encourages people who live or work in the Southeast Texas region to register their cell phones by calling 1-844-578-STAN (1-844-578-7826) or by visiting the Southeast Texas Alerting Network Webpage at http://www.thestan.com/register to register online. Signing up for this emergency alerting notification system will allow Jefferson County to send notifications to registered phone numbers in the event of an emergency or any other disruption that would interfere with daily routine. 

For more information please contact your local emergency management coordinator, Greg Fountain, at (409) 835-8757, or gfountain [at] co [dot] jefferson [dot] tx [dot] us.

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