When bad weather blows in to northwest Ohio, local law enforcement agencies want you to know about it.
Now, as technology changes, more governments and municipalities are using alert notification systems to send texts directly to mobile phones. Currently, the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office uses a system like that to provide countywide text and email alerts on severe weather situations.
The Sheriff’s Office says just as soon as the sheriff decides to go to a snow level or change a snow level from one to another, upgrade or downgrade, it goes on the system, and folks are notified immediately.
They say the fact that many people live in one county, and travel to or work in another county, makes the system that more valuable.
Best of all, the notification systems listed are free to sign up for, but as always, you should check with your phone carrier to see if any charges may apply.
In Defiance County, you can sign up for text and email alerts from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office by going to its website — www.defiance-county.com/dcso/
To sign up for text alerts in Paulding County, use your mobile phone and text your zip code to 888777.
To sign up for alerts in Williams County go to www.alert86.com. And to sign up in Putnam County, go to the sheriff’s office’s website at www.sheriffoff.com.
In Fulton County, you simply go to www.fultoncountyoh.com, and in Henry County, go to http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/henrycounty_oh/wens.cfm.