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Federal government launching weather alerts via text

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Wireless carriers and the Federal government are launching a system to automatically warn you of dangerous weather and other emergencies in the form of a text to your cell phone. It launches this month.

The alerts are free and you won't have to sign up to get them. Warnings will be location-based. So if you're traveling, you'll receive an alert for whatever emergency is happening in the area you're in.

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