The City of Red Oak has a new mass notification system for its citizens. CivicReady is a communication platform used to send immediate alerts to citizens who are subscribed to the system. Subscribers can register to receive emergency alerts via phone call, text message, and/or email. Alerts include tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, chemical emergencies, a state emergency declared by the governor, a national emergency declared by the president, or other emergencies as directed by the Mayor, City Manager, or emergency management coordinator.
Outdoor Warning Siren
Outdoor sirens are crucial in notifying residents of approaching danger. Outdoor sirens are used to communicate National Weather Service tornado warnings, reported nearby tornado or funnel clouds, winds in excess of 70 miles per hour, verified reports of damaging hail, and other emergencies the Emergency Management Coordinator deems essential.
The Outdoor Warning Siren is not designed to be heard indoors. When the outdoor warning system is activated, citizens should not go outside to hear the message or call 911 to ask why the system is activated. Citizens should go inside, seek shelter in an interior room of their home, and tune to a weather radio or TV/radio for more information.
Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested at 2:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.