Michigan community launches text message alert system

Emergency Management Alert, November 17, 2009

Lansing, MI, will soon offer information during emergencies and disasters via text message, according to the

The system will go live December 14 and will be free. Nixie LLC a company that offers secure texting services, is hosting the system. Participants sign up by going to the provider's Web site. Authorized city personnel can then send out important messages, from city emergency to snow plowing information and traffic accidents. There is an option for residents to receive non-emergency alerts as well.


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