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A new method of alerting the public is now available to us in Monroe County. The AlertFM system provides weather alerts similar to NOAA Weather Radio, but in text form rather than by computer generated voice. In addition to weather alerts, the AlertFM system gives us the capability to send custom alerts to the receivers. This will enable us to notify the community of dangerous situations, road closures, school closures, and other important information during disasters. Since the AlertFM system utilizes the broadcast signal of participating FM radio stations, you should be able to receive the alerts if you can pick up WMFC or one of the other participating stations.
The special AlertFM receivers can be purchased locally at Central Supply Co. (251-575-4858) or are available online at http://www.alertfm.com/c-2-consumer-devices.aspx
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