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New emergency notification system in effect for Clermont Co. residents

If a child is reported missing or there is a major disaster in the area, Clermont County citizens can now be notified within seconds of the situation on a variety of electronic devices, including home telephones, cell phones, Internet-based "smart" phones, PDA's, and computers.

"This is an excellent way to quickly notify the community should a dangerous situation occur," said Board of Clermont County Commissioners President Ed Humphrey. "It takes less than five minutes to register for the Codespear system and you can specify which types of alerts you would like to receive."

Sign-up for the Clermont County emergency notification system by visiting the website https://sosink.smartmsg.com; there is no cost to register for the service.

The Codespear emergency alert notification system is made possible through a grant obtained by Southwestern Ohio Southeastern Indiana Northern Kentucky (SOSINK) agency.

Through the alert system, 911 dispatch supervisors at the Clermont County Communications Center can send a recorded or text message to specific areas of the county where the situation is warranted. Emergency notifications by phone or text could be made for things like a natural disaster, a man-made disaster, a missing child report or a public safety emergency. Citizens may cancel the service at any time.

For additional information or to register for cell phone or email alerts, go to the website https://sosink.smartmsg.com. If you have questions, call 732-7777.

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