There is now an option for citizens to receive weather alerts as text messages right to their cell phones.
Wireless emergency alerts are now being sent by several carriers.
There are many options about what situations you would like to receive alerts.
The only option you must take is a presidential declaration.
Not all phones are capable of receiving these alerts.
To see if your phone is capable of receiving these texts and to sign up for them go to www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html.