In preparation for the spring storm season, the Chillicothe/Livingston County Emergency Management organization would like to encourage the public to sign up for TextCaster, an emergency warning system available to Livingston County residents.

To sign up for this service, go to the Livingston County website,, or the city of Chillicothe website,, and click on the TextCaster emblem. Then, you may select the notifications you would like to receive. Selections include emergency alerts and severe weather alerts. You may opt to receive them as email or text messages.

This service is provided free to the public, but you could be subject to data charges by your cell provider when you receive a message.

If you have questions regarding this service, contact Darrell Wright with the Chillicothe Fire Department at 646-2139, or Eva Danner Horton with the Livingston County Commission at 646-8000, extension 2020.