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Tune into a New Source of Emergency Information: 1690am

Missouri City residents can now tune into a new information station—1690 AM.

“The station will primarily be used to transmit weather bulletins and traffic and road construction updates, featuring directions to City landmarks and events,” said Fire & Rescue Services Chief Russell Sander. “The station will also allow the City’s Emergency Operations Center to provide information and instructions during amber alerts, flash floods, hurricanes, power outages and other emergencies.”

“After seeing a need for this service following Hurricane Ike, when all types of public information outlets were inoperable, including the internet, telephone and cell phones, the City realized that we could still put out emergency information by radio when all other sources were down,” said Sander.

In case of a similar situation in the future, the City’s low-power AM radio station will be accessible to the public via a hand-cranked or battery-powered radio, providing staff with another avenue to share important emergency messages with residents. All City residents should be able to tune in and no special reception equipment is required.



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