Free Mobile Weather Notifications Available at
OKLAHOMA CITY – May 11, 2009 – Residents of Oklahoma can receive immediate access to National Weather Service alerts during severe weather season and throughout the year, through the use of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management’s (OEM) Weather Notification System located at http://www.weatheralerts.ok.gov. At no cost, subscribers can receive weather alerts for up to five counties sent to their email address and/or mobile device (cell phones, PDAs). Standard text messaging rates apply.
Subscribers can select which alerts to receive including:
• Winter (all winter weather related occurrences)
"We are pleased to work with the National Weather Service and OK.gov to offer this free Weather Notification System that helps safeguard people and protect businesses by providing real-time, location-based weather notifications," said OEM Director Albert Ashwood. "Our unique ability to proactively alert subscribers during severe weather conditions ensures proper emergency preparedness, a goal OEM strives to maintain everyday."
Subscribers can modify their settings and unsubscribe at any time. OEM’s Weather Notification System is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, National Weather Service and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management