When Black Friday struck Edmonton on July 31, 1987, cell phones were the size of a brick and only made calls. Today, we can slip a mobile phone in our pocket and it is our lifeline to the world. 472 more words
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A new, more robust community notification system is being rolled out to Hamilton residents and businesses this week.
Police Chief Russell Stevens told the Board of Selectmen this week that the town has licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information to residents and businesses in town. 263 more words
Update 2:25 p.m.: Monday’s failure of the National Weather Service’s alert system during the strong storm in the Northeast was caused by a problem with its Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, or AWIPS. 732 more words
FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourages all residents of the Commonwealth to use their cellphones to receive emergency alerts and warnings about imminent severe weather and other threatening situations. 668 more words