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Duval County has implemented a telephone emergency notification system

9:41 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County leaders want to make sure you are prepared if a hurricane was to hit, and the county has several tools to help residents get ready and stay informed.

First, the Duval County Emergency Operations Center has implemented a telephone emergency notification system that will automatically call residents with published residential numbers in the event of a potential or pending emergency.

Residents can also register for the free CodeRED Weather Warning System. It delivers severe weather warnings within seconds after being issued by the National Weather Service. To receive these warning messages to your unlisted, cellular or business phone, click here.

Duval County also wants to expand its Special Needs Database. You can see the requirements and register by clicking here. New this year, in addition to the registration form in English, there is also a form in Spanish. Residents are required to register annually to stay in the database.

To see an interactive storm surge map and evacuation route, click here.

To download Duval County's JaxReady App, click here. The app, which is run by the Emergency Preparedness Division and Information Technologies Division of the City of Jacksonville, will help residents monitor weather threats and plan for an evacuation in the event of a natural disaster.

JaxReady provides access to current threat levels, weather reports and wildfire updates, as well as up-to-the-minute news feeds for emergency preparedness and evacuation.

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