New Member Service: Amber & EAS Warnings via Email & SMS Text

The MAB has announced a NEW members service that will allow you and other key members of your staff to be notified of important EAS alerts and warnings, which may require quick response from you or your station staff. This notification technology will give you important information via Email and/or SMS text to your phone. You can select from three message categories:

• Amber Alerts
• Civil Warnings (evaculation, shelter in place, 911 outages, etc.)
• Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

In each category, you can select as few as one county or as many as all the counties in the state. You decide the area for which you wish to receive messages.

Signing up is easy and fast, and the best part is there is no charge for this service, though normal text rates from your phone carrier will apply. This service is not open to the general public and is specifically designed with broadcasters in mind.

To sign-up, visit the EAS Michigan site here.

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 (Archive on Friday, September 30, 2011)
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