While the FBC Alert system is not a real-time alerting system, it does provide rapid text notification and updates during a major crisis or emergency. FBC Alert delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates on a range of devices including your:
- E-mail account
- Mobile phone
- Blackberry, iPhone or Smartphone
When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management personnel can notify you using this community alert system. FBC Alert is your personal connection to updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.
FBC Alert is available to citizens of Fort Bend County as well as individuals traveling to or working in the county. Sign up now to receive alerts and emergency notifications.
About NEWS (Real-time alerting to landline telephones)
The FBC Alert system is not meant to be a real-time alerting system. For access to a real-time alerting system we use the Neighborhood Early Warning System (NEWS) through the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. NEWS sends phone messages to landline telephones located within the county. There is no need to sign-up or activate NEWS, as having a landline automatically adds you to the system.
Weather Alerting Systems
- The National Weather Service offers real-time weather alerting: https://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=USNWS
- Weather Radios can keep you informed of current conditions and alert you to hazards: http://www.weather.gov/nwr/