If you live within the Onion Creek area that the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, working with the Southeast Contact Team, has scheduled three information sessions to help residents learn how to use the NOAA emergency weather radios distributed at the 2013 October Flood Open Houses hosted in July. At these information sessions, City staff will assist residents with:
- Installing new batteries and provide instructions for proper set up and continued use.
- Check the programming of the weather radios to ensure alerts are being received for the proper area.
- Provide detailed information about what each of the weather alerts means.
- Assist residents in subscribing to ATXfloods.com/Alerts and the City’s Emergency Notification System.
The sessions will be held at the Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road, Austin 78744, on the following dates and times:
Saturday, 8/16/14, 2PM – 4PM
Select the time and date that works with your schedule.
Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who live in the Onion Creek area.
If you are unable to attend these sessions, please be sure that the NOAA weather radio provided by the City is plugged into a wall outlet and placed near a window, so that radio signals can be received easily. If the batteries are dead, we have attached an PDF with instructions on how to replace them.
Once new batteries have been installed, use the A/C adapter found in the backpack to plug the radio into a wall outlet near a window. You might also consider placing the laminated alert information card provided in the backpack with the radio, so you may understand the alerts when they sound. Leave the radio plugged into the wall outlet. The batteries keep the radio working when the power is out.
You may also subscribe to receive flood alerts at http://www.ATXFloods.com/Alerts
You may also subscribe to receive other emergency notifications, which is especially important if you have a cell phone, at http://alertregistration.com/capcog/