9-1-1 in the News!

Hurricane Season is Here, Include Smart911 in Your Plan


Hurricane season officially started on June 1, 2020 and will run through November. With many stores currently operating with limited hours and inventory, preparing for hurricanes this year is even more important. So far, 2020 has already had four named tropical storms, with two of those, Arthur and Bertha, forming in May.

We’ve seen several predictions for a busy 2020 season. While we’re already one month into the season, it’s not too late to make sure you’re ready for future storms.

Recently, Conroe Culture News interviewed MC911’s Andrea Wilson. Along with Megan Lowery, from Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, they discussed hurricane preparedness and Smart 911. You’ll learn aboutnasa-i9w4Uy1pU-s-unsplash what to keep in your emergency supply kit, what does it mean that Montgomery County is a pass-through county, and the benefits of Smart 911 during natural disasters.

You can watch the full interview here.

Smart 911 and Preparedness

When you agree to use the Smart911 service you have the ability to register a profile that can aid responders in emergency situations. In their interview, Andrea and Margie talk about Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Smart 911. Profiles are private and are only available to the person receiving the call for just under a minute allowing them to quickly learn your needs and preferences.

Your profile also allows for you to attach your address to your cell phone number. A majority of calls coming into 911 are from cell phones which are able to give a general location by use of cell towers. While helpful, that’s not always enough or accurate information to successfully dispatching first responders.

During a widespread emergency such as a hurricane, having your information readily available saves time and lives. Sign up for Smart 911 today.