GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Millions of us stay in touch with the world around us by smart phone or computer.
And Clay County officials want to take advantage.
"Every emergency manager struggle to get the word out," Clay County Fire Chief, Lorin Mock.
Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether county offices like emergency management can create facebook and twitter accounts.
And they will also vote on whether their users can post pictures and videos. "The key is use every single means and mechanism necessary to get those warnings out," said Mock.
Other agencies like the Clay County Sheriff already have facebook pages. And it's helped them solve crimes.
"If we place alerts into those sites, the way we do with the media, we have an extra added advantage of reaching portions of the population that we wouldn't normally have access too," said Mock.
County officials say the new pages won't cost taxpayers any money. If the board approves, emergency officials say they probably will start slow with just a facebook and twitter account.
"More of the younger people rely on facebook and twitter and it would go out immediately," said taxpayer, Debra Cearnal.
Really I just look at it like another tool in the tool box," said Mock.
Fire Chief Lorin Mock says this is a step that could potentially save lives. The Clay County Board of Commissioners will take up the issue during its meeting Tuesday at 2:00 pm.