Communicating with your friends and family when a disaster occurs is important to make sure everyone is safe. This is why having both and evacuation and communication plan is important. Waiting to hear from your loved ones during a disaster can be a heart wrenching ordeal.Have peace of mind when a disaster strikes and create your evacuation and emergency communication plans. Make a plan to reconnect with family after a disaster by text, e-mail, social media and cell. For more tips go to http://go.usa.gov5MgJ #NatlPrep
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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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