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Thursday, July 13

Updated Emergency Alerts

When NYC was under attack on 9/11, the Emergency Broadcast System was not used here. Previously the Emergency Broadcast System only would warn you of a nuclear attack. I guess planes flying into buildings wasn't a big enough deal. They didn't use it when Katrina was set to devastate the Gulf Coast. Unless you were tuned into a regular television network or cable news, you were out of the news loop, unless of course you happened to look out your window.

HSD and FEMA have a new plan to update the emergency alert system- you will get text messaged on your cell phone, on websites and on hand-held computers. These alerts will also carry warnings of terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Citizens can opt out of the alerts.

So what do you think of that?

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