Ebola, tuberculosis, flooding on the freeway.

So far, El Paso city officials and residents have had to deal with 2 out of 3 of those scary scenarios, but what would happen if residents had to be alerted that city officials had to quarantine a neighborhood because of a possible Ebola exposure?

That happened in Dallas a couple of days ago, but El Paso city officials say they have a way that you can find out about emergency alerts, even if it’s only happening in a particular area of town.

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The El Paso Citizen Alert system has been around for about a year, and it can notify you via text, email, or telephone call, about emergencies. The system was used during the recent floods that affected the freeway. Right now, only about two thousand people are signed up for the Citizen Alert system. If you would like to sign up, you can go to epemergencyalert.com to enroll.

If you are already signed up for the Citizen Alert system, you’ll need to go to the website to sign up for the upgrades that are coming to the system.