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Wireless alerts warn users of emergencies

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Many people were alerted of a blizzard warning for elevations of 6,000 feet and higher, by an early morning mobile alert.

The message from the National Weather Service advises recipients to prepare, avoid travel and check with media.  This message is part of the Wireless Emergency Alert System.

The program, which began in April, sends out messages for presidential, amber and imminent threat alerts.  Several mobile carriers are on board with the technology.  For specific conditions, users should contact their mobile provider.

 

Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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