Regional Notification System
The Capital Area Council of Governments oversees the Regional Notification System, a crucial public-safety tool launched with funding from the Homeland Security Grant Program and participating local governments. Learn about the RNS, formerly the "Emergency Notification System," including how to participate by registering your contact information.
The regional notification system is a Web-based tool available to users throughout the CAPCOG region to alert response personnel or the public to emergency and nonemergency situations. It's an effective tool for notifying a relatively large number of people in a short period of time.
Messages may include content such as incident-specific information, recommended protective actions or response directives. They can be delivered to various devices that accept voice, email or SMS text content and to alpha or numeric pagers. The message sender identifies recipients, develops the message and determines which types of devices receive the message.
It's a cinch to get applicable RNS alerts by voice, email, SMS text, alpha pagers and numeric pagers for emergencies and nonemergencies near your home, business or other locations in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties.
Additionally, citizens may choose to receive automated warnings - tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood, for example - from the National Weather Service.
Simply follow the registration instructions, and retain your username and password to update your account as needed.