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Before a disaster or an emergency, it is important that you and your family are well-prepared.  Click here for information on how to Have a Plan, Make a Kit and Stay Informed.

Below are some resources to help you stay informed with accurate, up-to-the-minute information from the City of Cedar Park during an emergency:

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Warn Central Texas
The City of Cedar Park can text, call or e-mail you in an emergency through our mass notification system, Warn Central Texas. It's one more tool in your toolbox to help you stay informed.  In order to receive text alerts, calls, and e-mails from Warn Central Texas, you must first register your mobile phone, home or business phone, and/or e-mail address. Sign up for this free service.

 

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NOAA Weather Radio
A NOAA Weather Radio is the best option for staying informed of developing threats. The NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards network is a robust nationwide alerting system that rapidly broadcasts community specific hazard information. With a NOAA Weather Radio you will be alerted to vital information concerning newly issued severe weather warnings and watches which pose a threat to our community, giving you the ability to take appropriate protective actions to keep yourself and your family safe.

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TV News

The City of Cedar Park will communicate with all major print and television news outlets during an emergency or disaster.  Our television news stations include KVUE (www.kvue.com), KXAN (www.kxan.com), KEYE (www.keyetv.com), KTBC (www.myfoxaustin.com), and YNN/Time Warner Cable (www.ynn.com).  Please check with your local provider for specific channel information. 

Local Radio
If you are unable to watch television or log onto the internet, say, for example, your electricity is out, you may access a radio station from battery-operated radio or from your vehicle. The City of Cedar Park will make every effort to communicate with all local radio stations in an emergency or disaster. However, we suggest listening to a news radio station such as 590 AM / 99.7 FM KLBJ or KUT 90.5 FM.

Print Media
Our local newspapers and news websites include the Austin American-Statesman (www.statesman.com), the Cedar Park-Leander Statesman (www.cplstatesman.com), Hill Country News (www.hillcountrynews.com), and Community Impact

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Smart Phone Applications
Smart Phone applications are now available which go beyond the standard weather forecasting services and come close to mirroring the capabilities of a NOAA Weather Radio expanding the warning capabilities of the NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards network to wherever you may go. Whether you are at work or driving to a hockey game you will receive instant alerts for threats in your immediate area via your smartphone.

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iWeather Radio iPhone Application
Midland WR-120
Midland ER-102
Oregon Scientific WRB603
iLUV iMM183
Location Specific (S.A.M.E. - Specific Area Message Encoding)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Backup Power
Battery
Battery
Battery + Crank
Battery

Battery

AM/FM Radio
No
Yes
Yes
No

FM only

Alarm Clock
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Ipod/Iphone Dock
N/A
No
No
No
Yes
Weather Station (Indoor/Outdoor Temperature, Pressure, Humidity)
No
No
No
Yes
No
Flashlight 
No
No
Yes
No
No
Price
$9.99
$27.99
$36.19
$57.99

$99.95