The City of Longview’s mass emergency notification system has changed, and residents are encouraged to sign up to stay informed of severe weather and emergency situations impacting the area. As of Feb. 15, 2020, the City of Longview began using Smart911 by RAVE Mobile Safety. The service is offered in partnership with the East Texas Council of Governments, which provides access to the system for many cities and counties throughout the region.
Account users may sign up for free to receive phone call, text, or email alerts. In addition, users have the option to provide supplementary information like medical conditions, pet information, house description, and more, which could be helpful to first responders during an emergency situation.
Users who previously had an account with CodeRED will need to create a new account through Smart911 if they wish to continue to receive local emergency notifications.
The Longview Public Library will provide registration assistance for residents who may not have internet access or need help signing up for the new system.
Registration is available online at LongviewTexas.gov/Alerts. Registration is also available by downloading the Smart911 app for Apple and Android users and then opting-in for local alerts from the City of Longview.