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Blog // Connect Nevada

New Alerts Warn of Local Emergencies Directly to Your Cellphone

By CNV Staff

Contributor Kristina Silla July is often a busy storm month in the desert. But, last week, you may have noticed a new feature on your smartphone that may make the desert storm season a little smoother. The National Weather Service in Reno sent out an emergency alert for a dust storm warning in Northern Nevada. According to the Reno Gazette Journal website, the alert was part of new technology involving cell phone carriers and the federal government. Many, but not all people, received this alert. These alerts are sent out via cellphone towers and are sent out complementary by wireless providers. If you are visiting an area and an alert is...

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