New York City will be expanding its emergency email and text message alert system. Currently piloted in just 4 New York City neighborhoods, as of last week, it is now a City-wide program. The system pushes warnings about weather, street closings, building collapses and other significant events.
I have been using it for almost 6 months and have to say its a good service. In our post 9-11 society, I like getting this type of info pushed to me. I feel like it better arms me with important information and they do not inundate you with messages.
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