WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a free text messaging service to keep anyone with a cell phone up to date with the latest tips and emergency information.
The Internet, including online news sites and social media platforms, is the third most common way for Americans to get emergency information and communicate with loved ones during a crisis.
One way to leverage the information superhighway to your benefit is through FEMA's text messaging system.
To sign up to receive monthly preparedness tips text "PREPARE" to 43362 (4FEMA).
To unsubscribe at any time, text "STOP" to 43362 (4FEMA).
Standard text messaging rates apply.
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