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Adams County officials stress emergency text alerts

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Adams County Emergency Management Director John Simon demonstrates signing up for text alerts. Adams County Emergency Management Director John Simon demonstrates signing up for text alerts.
A look at the signup sheet on the Adams County website. A look at the signup sheet on the Adams County website.
A cell phone laying on a desk. A cell phone laying on a desk.
Adams County Emergency Management sign hangs in an office. Adams County Emergency Management sign hangs in an office.
ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Winter weather will soon be on its way and Adams County Emergency Management officials wants residents to be prepared.

They stressed for residents living or working in Adams County to sign up for text alerts from the agency. Residents will receive text messages alerting them of potential road hazards or anything that may require them to take action for their own safety.

"Just like having an emergency supply kit in your home and in your car and having a plan and talking it with your family on what you're going to do if a disaster strikes, this is another tool," Director John Simon said. "So you can be prepared and get that necessary information."

Residents can sign up by going to the Adams County website or by texting ADAMSCOUNTY, all one word, to 8-8-8-7-7-7.

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