Texas Considering More Alerts to Send to Your Cell Phone

Get ready to be awakened at 2AM with more 'alert messages' on your cell phone, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The Texas Legislature is considering adding to the AMBER Alerts and weather alerts, which already trigger alarms on your phone, with a 'Statewide Disaster Alert.'

State Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) is the sponsor of the measure.

"Whether a disaster situation is naturally occurring or man made, people ned to be aware of what is going on, and be able to make good decisions for their own safety, and the safety of their loved ones," he said.

There is currently no statewide disaster alert system in place, and each of the 254 counties has its own platform for spreading the word about disasters ranging from hurricanes and tornadoes, to the chemical releases which have recently plagued the Houston area.

"Similar to AMBER alerts, the Disaster Alert System would be an efficient way of disseminating safety information to those who need it," he said.

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