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Suffolk setting up text alerts for weather worries

A tree crashed through two homes on Jupiter

A tree crashed through two homes on Jupiter Lane in Levittown during a June storm. (June 24, 2010) Credit: Kevin Imm

Suffolk residents will soon have  a new text message option for receiving notification of impending storms and other emergencies, one of several steps the county is taking to improve its emergency readiness after calls during a March storm swamped its 911 system. 

Steve Levy said the new measures will make a good emergency system better and improve the county's ability to communicate with the public during crises, especially when information needs to be delivered fast.

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