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Clay Emergency Management: get storm alerts

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Free service sends alerts to smartphones


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GREEN COVE SPRINGS —  Clay County’s Deputy Director of Emergency Management said Thursday that residents can receive free storm alerts on their smartphones and other devices.

John Ward added that this week’s two tornado-related fatalities in Manatee County is a reminder of the importance of receiving such alerts.

Early Sunday, an EF-2 tornado leveled a mobile home in Duette, killing two adults and injuring four children.

“As a reminder from the recent storms and tornados in Florida,” Ward wrote in an email, “we should take this time to insure that you get the up-to-date weather alerts, especially with these events happening in the early morning hours where you may not have the proper time to respond accordingly.”

Ward added that residents can sign up for the alerts at the webpage:

“This system also gives local officials the ability to send alerts to residents that could be pertinent during a disaster such as evacuation and recovery information,” Ward added.

For additional information on the alerts, contact the Clay County Division of Emergency Management at 904-284-7703.

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