Severe Storms

Weather awareness is key for emergency preparedness. The City of Coppell's Emergency Management Department recommends all residents utilize three different methods of emergency notification, such as text or email alerts from NotifyCoppell, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Radio, and a smartphone application.

Sign up for emergency notifications through NotifyCoppell. You will need to provide your name, email and phone number. You can sign up to receive notifications about a variety of weather advisories, watches and warnings

Ensure that your phone is charged and you have access to back-up chargers and batteries so you can stay informed in the event of a power outage. 

Please visit the Emergency Management page for more information about preparedness.

Reporting Power Outages

If you experience a power outage due to fallen branches or for another reason, report the outage to Oncor, the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (or TDSP) for Coppell. Oncor maintains the poles and wires, handles service outages, and reads your meter. 

You can reach Oncor 24/7 to report an outage at 888-313-4747. You can also visit to:

Oncor closely monitors the weather and takes important steps to make sure they’re prepared for the weather events. 

Connect with Oncor

Oncor remains committed to providing regular situational and weather updates to customers, especially during severe weather events. Customers can connect with Oncor and receive updates through various communication platforms, including:

Review information on Critical Care or Chronic Condition Customers or Critical Load Industrial Customers (Non-Residential)

Prepare for Possible Power Outages

Prepare for power outages by making sure you have flashlights, batteries, and an indoor heat source, if necessary! 

Generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices should never be used inside a home, basement, garage, or camper – or even outside near an open window. Read more about carbon monoxide safety.

  • Have flashlights easily accessible with extra batteries.
  • Prepare a generator, if possible. Never use a generator indoors.
  • Have lots of warm blankets and jackets on hand during the winter months. 
  • Ensure your home is adequately warmed in the winter and charge all electronic devices ahead of time.
  • Close your curtains and blinds to trap in heat in the winter.
  • Have a heat source prepared in the winter months: prep a fireplace or standalone indoor heater to use, if possible. Never use grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices to heat your home.