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Setup Emergency Alerts !important

I’ve compiled a list of important emergency alerts that should be on your cell phone and Twitter accounts. These can be found on the EmergencyInfoBC web site, but I summarized the important data to use with your devices for receiving these alerts. Two of these are geared towards BC and Canada residents, but the other two are suitable for the rest of the people on this planet.

The mobile alerts are setup by texting the message (i.e. follow NWC_NTWC) to the number 21212. Don’t include the double quotes (“) in the text message. You should get a confirmation that you subscribed to the service.

BTW, the !important word in the subject title is not a mistake. Anyone who knows CSS would know what this means. 🙂

 

Tsunami Alerts

National Tsunami Warning Center
Twitter: @NWS_NTWC
Mobile: text “follow NWS_NTWC” to 21212

 

Earthquake Alerts

Natural Resources Canada
Twitter: @CANADAquakes
Mobile: text “follow CANADAquakes” to 21212

U.S. Geological Survey
Twitter: @USGSted
Mobile: text “follow USGSted” to 21212

 

Other Alerts

EmergencyInfoBC
Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC
Mobile: text “follow EmergencyInfoBC” to 21212

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