During an emergency, the City may notify you via one or more of the following systems:
Mass Notification System
SwiftReach is the City of Baytown's mass notification system. This system allows the City to contact residents with important information by phone, cell 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, residents 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.
Emergency Advisory Radio Station AM 1610
During an emergency, tune to AM 1610 to receive updated information from the City of Baytown.
Website and Social Media
The Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) Online is a community resource that provides information to the community about industrial incidents and events. Messages offer basic information such as what the incident or event is, where it happened, and whether any action is required by community members.
In late November 2017, the CAER system was upgraded to a new, simpler and more robust platform paving the way for the use of smart technology such as iPhone and Android devices to keep informed on alerts and events that occur at EHCMA member facilities in East Harris County.
Messages could include information about events involving & general information about:
Plant operators try to post urgent messages within 15 minutes of an event, however at times it may take longer. While CAER ONLINE Line is a valuable resource, community members should contact and follow instructions provided by local emergency managers during emergency situations.