Sources of Emergency Notification
When you become aware of an emergency situation, either by hearing
outdoor warning sirens or by contact with local authorities, there are
several ways to seek emergency information.
Radio And Television
Locally, WMPX 1490 AM and WMRX 97.7 FM are the key radio stations for
information on all types of emergencies.
When the National Weather Service issues a watch or warning, the
Emergency Alert System is activated, sending emergency information to
radio and television stations throughout the area. Participating stations
WKQZ 93.3 FM
WHNN 96.1 FM
WIOG 102.5 FM
WKCQ 98.1 FM
WUGN 99.7 FM
WGDN 103.1 FM
WGER 106.3 FM
WMRX 97.7 FM
WSGW 790 AM
WMPX 1490 AM
WSAM 1400 AM
WNEM TV 5
WJRT TV 12
WUCM TV 19
WEYI TV 25
WAQP TV 49
WSMH TV 66
Midland Government Television (MGTV 96)
Subscribers to Charter Communications in the Midland area have access
to Midland Government Television (cable channel 96). When an emergency
occurs, the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority places scripted
emergency information and instructions on MGTV-96. Information is updated
throughout the event until it is over.
The Midland County Emergency Information Hotline is another good place
to seek emergency information and instructions. When an emergency or
disaster occurs, the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority records
information on 1-888-TELL-MORE as soon as possible. Information is updated
throughout the course of the event and in its aftermath.
Please listen carefully to all information and instructions. Do not
call 9-1-1 for information. Emergency telephone lines must be kept open
for police, fire and medical emergencies.
During a prolonged emergency or disaster situation, please pass along
official information only. Refuse to spread rumors and speculation.
Spreading rumors only adds to anxiety in the community and serves no
purpose. If false information is spread, local officials are then forced
to expend valuable time and resources in quelling rumors.