The City of Dickinson and Dickinson Office of Emergency Management are pleased to announce a major update and overhaul to our emergency notifications system. This system was formerly known as Connect-CTY provided by Blackboard, and has now been renamed DickinsonALERT, and is now provided by Inspiron Logistics. This system allows the Dickinson Office of Emergency Management to continue to provide our city-to-residents and city-to-businesses emergency notifications for any incidents or events impacting the City of Dickinson. With this service, Dickinson Office of Emergency Management has the option to send personalized voice, text and email messages to registered residents and businesses within minutes, with specific information about time-sensitive issues related to emergency incidents and events impacting the City of Dickinson. Along with this, DickinsonALERT now allows registered users to sign-up for NOAA Weather Alerts. These alerts are sent out automatically by the system when the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston (NWS HGX) issues a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning, Flash Flood Warning or Special Marine Warning that includes areas within the City of Dickinson. These warning alerts are location based, and are issued out based on the polygon area selected by the NWS HGX. The DickinsonALERT system will then automatically forward these alerts and associated information out based on the NWS polygon area to any registered users that are within this polygon area.
Users have the option to sign-up for all NOAA Weather Alerts, but only the Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning, Flash Flood Warning and Special Marine Warning are location based, and are issued out based on the polygon area selected by the NWS HGX. Weather Alerts other than these 4 are based on Galveston County and might not be specific to the City of Dickinson.
***All users should login to their account annually (ideally before the start of June 1st hurricane season) to review and update their contact and location information***
The DickinsonALERT service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety / first responder services. If you have any questions, please email us.