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Michael DiVittorio

Oakmont officials hope a new text service will increase communication with residents and business about borough emergencies.

A post was made on the borough website, www.oakmontborough.com, announcing the program.

“We have partnered with Jireh Mobile of Verona as our notification service provider,” borough Manager Scot Fodi said. “We are incorporating a text notification system that allows the borough to send out announcements in the event of an emergency or for sharing important and timely information.”

People who want to subscribe and receive notifications can text “OAKMONT” to 63975.

Borough officials said more than 300 people signed up since its Monday morning launch.

It’s free to sign up. Standard text message charges may apply depending on data plan and provider.

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