This is a test of the emergency Twitter FEMA system

When emergencies strike, Twitter wants to be there for you. They’re rolling out an emergency broadcasting service to warn of local events that can affect you. Their partner: FEMA.

Now you can have one more distraction on your phone, but this one could be life-saving for you and your family: Twitter is starting an alerts program from organizations like the Federal Emergency Management Association, American Red Cross, Department of Homeland Security and other emergency agencies, as well as from a variety of fire and police departments, depending on where you live.

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