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Monroe County and IU offer free eclipse text alert system


Monroe County and IU are offering a free text message alert system for public safety incidents related to the April 8 total solar eclipse.  

Anyone who wants to receive messages can text “MoCoEclipse” to 226-787.  
Users will be removed from the system April 10.   

Monroe County is in the path of totality. The City of Bloomington anticipates between 200,000 and 300,000 tourists, which will likely bring heavy road traffic and strain telecommunications networks.  

The most recent total solar eclipse observable from Bloomington occurred in 1869. Following April, Bloomington’s next total solar eclipse will occur in 2153. 

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