City Hall Wants Your Cell Phone Number So It Can Warn You About Emergencies. Riiiiight.
..."an emergency warning tool that will be used to provide rapid phone notifications to people in situations when public safety may be at risk. It will only be used during emergencies, such as chemical spills or hazardous materials incidents, fire or flooding evacuation scenarios, and drinking water contamination."I just went to sign up, for the hell of it. At which point I saw this amongst the disclaimers:
Because of circumstances unforeseen and the dynamic nature of some large-scale emergencies, the City of Dallas cannot guarantee that you will receive a notification every time.I think I'll stick with my previous emergency notification system: a call from my mom.