Wireless Emergency Network Service
With Texas spring weather upon us, the City of Euless created the Wireless Emergency Network Service to notify citizens of emergencies. During actual disasters it was discovered that text messages will still transmit when voice messages would not. This became a valuable communication tool.
In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to the mobile number and/or email outlining the nature of the emergency. The system will be used for all hazards such as weather, chemical spills or lost children. In addition, subscribers will also receive automatic advisories and watches from the National Weather Service. Weather notifications of a more imminent, threatening or specific situation will be generated by the City.
This technology allows up to 25,000 messages per minute to be sent. There is no cost to the subscriber other than fees that cell phone providers may charge to receive text messages. To sign up, please visit www.euless.org/wens.