Emergency Alerts: Coming to Your (US) Cell Phone?
July 30th, 2005

Emergency alerts may soon be delivered by more than just your television set or old-fashioned radio: The US federal government is considering alerting you via text message should a possible natural disaster or terrorist attack directly affect your area, reports PC World.

“The Senate Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction met this week on Capitol Hill to discuss creating a national, integrated all-hazards alert system that uses digital technology to efficiently send public warnings to Americans”.

[via Engadget]

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