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Huron County residents can sign up to receive free alerts

• Jan 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Are you among those who receive notices about severe weather issues, community alerts and emergency situations?

If not, you can sign up for Everbridge Alerts at www.huroncountyema.com by clicking the “Everbridge Alert” icon. This will redirect you to Everbridge’s public portal, where you can sign up and/or edit your existing account. Once enrolled, you will receive time sensitive messages for locations you specify and devices you choose — home, cell, email, text, etc.

The Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has default settings on the automated weather alerts to specify quiet time from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is for the automated messages that are released by the National Weather Service. During this time, the only alerts you would receive are tornado warnings.

Public Safety agencies also transmit messages over the Everbridge System. These vary from community events, weather related updates, and other community alerts. Public Safety personnel will attempt to hold messages until 6 a.m. so as not disturb residents. However, there will be occasions when messages will be sent at inopportune times. These messages will generally be sent as a warning to residents due to pending severe weather or emergency situations.

If you receive a notification, the Caller ID will show 419-663-5772 (Huron County EMA). To see the missed message, you can check your Everbridge account or check the Facebook page of Huron County Emergency Management or the Huron County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have questions or concerns, call the EMA office at 419-663-5772 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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