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Posted on: September 29, 2021

EMA encouraging residents to sign up for Hyper-Reach

Commissioners Lowell McGlothin and Melanie Flax Wilt pose with EMA Director Michelle Pitstick.

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SPRINGFIELD, OH (Sept. 29, 2021) – The Clark County Emergency Management Agency and the Board of Clark County Commissioners are encouraging residents to sign up for its countywide emergency alert system as part of September’s National Preparedness Month.

“There’s nothing more important than being prepared in the event of an emergency,” said Clark County EMA Director Michelle Clements-Pitstick. “It’s critically important for all residents to sign up for local alerts to be aware about what’s going on around you.”

Clark County utilizes Hyper-Reach, a mass notification system that allows us to telephone, text, and email all or targeted areas of the County, in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. In recent months, Hyper-Reach has been used to notify residents of inclement weather, law enforcement situations and missing person alerts, among others.

To sign up for Hyper-Reach, log on to ClarkCountyOhio.gov or click the link below: 

http://hyper-reach.com/ohclarksignup.html

Residents can also receive local weather alerts by downloading the FEMA app on your mobile device. With the FEMA app, residents will receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide and have the steps to prepare for disaster with you at all times to keep you and your loved ones safe.

National Preparedness Month is an annual observance to remind all residents how important it is for individuals, families and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. This year’s theme is Prepare to Protect and highlights how preparing for disaster is to protect everyone you love. 

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit Ready.gov and Listo.gov.

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Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031


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