The City of Bedford recently switched to a new, enhanced emergency notification system that will help residents stay informed of a variety of events affecting Bedford. Residents have the option to sign-up for community alerts and weather alerts. Community alerts include, but are not limited to, water outages, street closures, power outages, and other public safety notifications that affect a significant number of residences.
Please note, anyone who previously signed-up for these types of alerts through the former notification systems used by the City, known as Blackboard Connect, will need to re-register as the data was not transferred to ensure proper functionality of the new system.
Residents with landlines will be automatically subscribed to alerts through their home phone. To register, please visit the Bedford Alert Portal or text 817-662-4321 and choose the preferred communication methods and language (English or Spanish) for alerts. Users can sign-up using their preferred contact methods such as cell phone, text/SMS, home phone, email, or TTY/TDD for the hearing-impaired. Residents may also receive emergency alerts via their Alexa-enabled smart speakers by saying, “Alexa, enable Hyper-Reach” and following the instructions provided by Alexa.
Residents may also download the Hyper-Reach Anywhere app on their smartphone. Hyper-Reach Anywhere is a free app that allows users to manage and monitor the alerts they receive. The Hyper-Reach Anywhere app is available for iPhone and Android users.
Users should provide complete information and indicate their preference for being contacted, language, and message topics. Residents without internet access are encouraged to visit the Bedford Public Library for free Internet and computer access.