Wireless Emergency Alerts
In addition to signs on the highway and alerts on radio and TV, you may have been one of thousands notified of the Amber Alert on your cell phone Wednesday.
Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm.
More than 50 percent of Minnesota tornadoes hit during the months of June and July. And if you’re not by a weather radio or TV, they can take you by surprise. But a new service will make it easier to stay alert.