If you live, work, or travel through Lee County there's a brand new service giving you first-hand knowledge from state and local authorities.
The Lee County Emergency Management Agency is launching "LeeCo Alerts!" which will give authorities the opportunity to notify the community in real time.
Alerts can come via email, text, or voice message through a cell or home telephone.
LeeCO Alerts is supported by the RAVE Smart Prepare Platform and officials say this is a big step for the county to ensure safety.
"We want everyone to be informed as possible," said Lee County EMA, Public Information Officer Rita Smith. " We want to be effective as possible and get this information out."
The alert system will notify residents or travelers, when they sign up, on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies directly catered to the address in the county you type in when signing up.
On the Lee County Emergency Management Agency website you will be able to find out how to sign up on their home page. Click here and go to the "LEECO ALERTS! SIGN UP to start this process.