Missouri City Launches New Web Site to Assist Its Citizens During Hurricane Season

9 07 2010

With Hurricane Season under way, Missouri City is prepared to provide residents with vital updates on our emergency information website: missouricityready.com.

At the July 6 City Council meeting, Emergency Management Coordinator John Sheffield briefed members on the website, which was launched last year. “We are prepared and ready to respond should a disaster strike,” he said during the presentation.

The site serves as a primary source of public information during any natural or man-made disaster affecting the City, including hurricanes. The website offers tips and strategies for preparing homes, businesses and families for emergencies, links to websites of other emergency management agencies, weather, traffic and other emergency alerts and information on how to take care of special needs or pets during disasters.

Residents can also logon to the site and sign up to receive news releases and notifications via email. A link to missouricityready.com is available on the City’s home page, www.missouricitytx.gov, under the “Quick Links” tab.





Missouri City Launches New Emergency Information Web Site

27 07 2009

From City of Missouri City Media Release (Released July 27, 2009):

With hurricane season underway, the City of Missouri City is continuing its emergency preparation efforts by launching a new emergency information Web site: missouricityready.com.

The new site will serve as a primary source of public information during any natural or man-made disaster affecting the City. A link to missouricityready.com is available on the City’s home page, http://www.missouricitytx.gov. In the event that the City’s main Web site is not functional during an emergency, missouricityready.com will operate as a secure source of information about the City’s response and recovery efforts.

As emergencies occur, missouricityready.com will be updated with specific information on those situations.

Missouri City is one of 30 government entities in the Houston metropolitan region that were each awarded grant funds to host their own emergency information sites – which are PIER, or Public Information Emergency Response, Web sites.

A Houston Urban Area Security Initiative grant has funded the City’s PIER site. The grant funds are coordinated through the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management. The cost to the City to support missouricityready.com is $100 per month for hosting and technical services.

Residents and businesses can now utilize missouricityready.com to prepare for emergency situations. The site offers: tips and strategies for preparing homes, businesses and families for emergencies, including hurricanes; links to Web sites of other emergency management agencies; weather, traffic and other emergency alerts; information on handling special care needs or pets during disasters; and more.

The new Web site also allows visitors to sign up to receive via e-mail news releases and notifications of emergency situations affecting Missouri City. The City is working to offer subscribers an option to receive emergency notifications as text messages.

Check out the new site by going directly to missourcityready.com or visiting http://www.missouricitytx.gov and clicking on “Missouri City Ready” under “Quick Links” on the right-hand side of the home page. For more information, call 281-403-8500.