Stay Informed

During an emergency, the City may notify you via one or more of the following systems: 

SwiftReach is the City of Baytown's phone notification system.  This system allows the City to contact citizens with important information by phone, email and/or text message.  It is important to register your cell phone number so you will continue to receive updated information when you are not at home.

Outdoor Warning Sirens


These sirens are located throughout the city and will be activated to notify residents and businesses of a chemical emergency.  When the sirens are activated, citizens should immediately Shelter-in-Place and wait for further information.  The sirens are tested every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.  Click here to watch an educational video on the outdoor warning sirens and what to do during a chemical emergency.

Radio Station AM 1610


During an emergency, tune to AM 1610 to receive updated information from the City of Baytown.

Website and Social Media


Emergency information will be posted to the City's homepage at or on social media



The CAER Line is a telephone system residents can use to get information regarding chemical plant activities.  The number is 281-476-CAER (2237).  The phone line is divided into two sections: emergency messages and non-emergency messages.  The non-emergency section is used to communicate information such as drills, alarm testing and flaring.