The Galena Park Local Emergency Planning Committee is pleased to provide a new Emergency Alerts System, free to the people who live or work in Galena Park
Subscribers will receive emergency alerts via text message, email, voice messaging, social media and the Swift911 Public mobile app for a variety of emergency events, including:
- Chemical releases
- Shelter in Place notifications
- Hazardous material leaks
- Weather warnings
- Natural disaster alerts
- Special community notifications
- Missing person searches
To sign up for emergency alerts sent to your mobile phone via text, or voicemail, e-mail, and social media, text the message SWIFT911 to 99538. *Most landlines are automatically enrolled. To add your mobile device go to https://mp.swiftreach.com/, and register. Registration is fast – only 2 to 3 minutes.
Once you have registered, click on Subscriptions and select:
- EMERGENCY ALERTS (Galena Park LEPC) &
- TEST – Monthly text and email message (Galena Park LEPC).
OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS – If you would like to receive courtesy messages for minor events such as road closures, general information, etc., select General Public Info. For National Weather Service warnings, select Weather Warnings. We recommend that you sign up for all of the available subscriptions but if you choose not to, EMERGENCY ALERTS is the critical subscription to receive.
**The information you submit will only be used for emergency notification purposes, and will not be shared, sold, or made available to any third parties. You may log in at any time to update your contact information and add/remove yourself from available list subscriptions.
The following information is required to enroll in the Swift911 notification system. Because alerts are targeted geographically, your home address is required:
- First and last name
- Street address city, state, zip code (physical address, no P.O. boxes)
- Primary phone number
- E-mail address
- Secondary phone numbers and addresses can also be entered.
Information for Cell Phone Users
Messages can be sent both citywide, and to targeted geographic areas. Residential landlines have been automatically enrolled in the system, residents and employees who work within the City will need to register their cell phones and mobile devices online.
Download the free App
The Swift911 Public mobile app is available as a free download for iOS, Android and Windows phones. You can download the mobile app through the App Store on your phone, or text Swift911 to 99538 to receive a free download link.
Who should register for Emergency Alerts?
- All businesses
- Individuals who have unlisted phone numbers
- anyone who has changed their phone number or address in the past year
- anyone who uses a cellular phone as their primary number
- *anyone who uses a VoIP phone as their primary number.