Mass notification test scheduled for Thursday

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

To The Leader

Participating jurisdictions within the Southeast Texas will conduct a mass notification exercise scheduled for the morning of Thursday, July 26, 2018 using the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN). During the exercise, a “test message” will be sent to land lines and cell phones that have previously registered with the system. The exercise is meant to encourage residents to register their cell phones for alert notifications.

STAN, a mass notification system utilized during emergency situation allows local jurisdictions to send messages via email, text, and phone calls to residents registered with the system. These emergency situations can include, but are not limited to, hurricane evacuations and updates, shelter-in-place notifications, and other natural or man-made incidents that cause significant disruption to your daily activities.

We strongly recommend people who live and/or work in Southeast Texas to register their cell phones by calling 1-844-578-STAN (1-844-578-7826) or at For more information, please contact your local Office of Emergence Management.