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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Watauga Announces Enhanced Interactive Emergency Preparedness and Notification Solution

Enhancing Citizen and Government Communication When It Matters Most

On September 28, 2018, the City of Watauga officially launched an enhanced version of it’s emergency preparedness and mass notification services for citizens, The City’s Civic Ready solution has significantly improved and this is a great opportunity to make sure you are signed up for communication.


This mass communication tool allows the City to communicate with citizens quickly and efficiently before, during and after an emergency. In addition, it can be used for routine events and community updates. Citizens can be reached through email, SMS, voice calls and social media platforms depending on preference.

With the enhanced communication system, the City will be able to increase its community engagement and be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Citizens will benefit from easier profile management, increased communication speeds and other improvements to the quality of communication.


We encourage all citizens to sign up at today and enter their contact information along with specific notification preferences.  Please be sure to enter a valid address so you are contacted when your area is being affected. In the event of an emergency this will allow the city to immediately notify citizens of an event.


Why should I be ready?

Emergencies happen all the time and knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency improves your odds of a positive outcome. Our emergency notifications send updated alerts directly to you keeping you informed on rapidly changing situations.

How do I sign up?

It’s easy! Simply go to and enter your contact information. Then we’ll send updated alerts through email, voice, or text. Modifications to the alerts can be made at any time after sign up.

*Calls from CivicReady® will come from 817.514.5800.

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