- Wireless Emergency Alerts (these include AMBER Alerts, NOAA Weather Alerts, and the aforementioned Presidential Alerts).
- Your state may offer emergency alerts that you can opt in to.
- Your county may offer emergency alerts which you can opt in to.
- Your city may offer emergency alerts which you can opt in to.
- Your utility company may offer alerts which you can opt in to.
- You can sign up for the CDC's Health Alert Network which emails out health alerts with breaking health news and information.
- Your state Department of Health may offer email/push alerts on breaking health news.
- Most news apps will ask you if you want to receive breaking news push alerts.
- Your child's school district may offer emergency alerts to all parent's cell phones that are registered in their system.
- Most state Department of Transportation offices offer apps or push alerts that notify you of road, traffic, and other related incidents.
- Other services may also offer alerts and push notifications such as social media like Twitter Alerts, Google Alerts, stock price alerts, etc.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Cell Phone Alerts
If you are like most people, you probably got the first-ever presidential emergency alert on your cell phone this morning (fortunately it is in law that he can't use this system the way he uses Twitter so that's a relief). Aside from this sort of alert which will hopefully be used rarely if ever, there are a lot of alerts you should consider opting into if you want to keep up with the latest emergency news: