City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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Welcome to the Emergency Management Department.  The Director of Emergency Management is responsible for all aspects of the City of Lufkin's response to emergency situations.  Examples include hurricane evacuations, storm damage, chemical spills and other situations that require immediate response of personnel and equipment.



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CITY OF LUFKIN KEEPS CITIZENS SAFE WITH EVERBRIDGE AWARE FOR CITIZEN ALERTS

 

The City of Lufkin will begin using Everbridge Aware™ for Citizen Alerts, an emergency notification system provided by Everbridge, the leading emergency notification system provider, to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in an emergency.

 

The City will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and other emergencies using Everbridge Aware for Citizen Alerts. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents and City staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. In addition, the City is planning to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important, but non-emergency activities and events.

 

Citizens listed in the City’s 9-1-1 database will be automatically subscribed to emergency alerts via their home phone, although any citizen may self-register, provide additional contact information for other devices, modify the priority of means of contact, select additional locations to receive alerts for, or sign up for non-emergency notifications on additional devices at www.alertlufkin.com.

 

"We have a commitment to our citizens to protect them from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we are rolling out Everbridge Aware for Citizen Alerts,” said Keith Wright, Emergency Management Coordinator. “The Everbridge emergency notification system ensures the City will be able to react accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other crisis.”

 

Paul Parker, Lufkin City Manager, commented, “A robust emergency notification system is an essential tool for cities that need to notify residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently during an emergency. The City of Lufkin has chosen Everbridge Aware as a critical component of its emergency response plan. The City also encourages citizens to sign up for the system at www.alertlufkin.com so that they can receive notifications for trash pickup schedule changes, water outages, road closures, etc.”

 

To view an instructional video demonstrating how to signing up

for Everbridge Aware™ alerts in English click here.

 

Para ver un video demostrando cómo registrase para las alertas de Everbridge en español oprima aqui.



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