Citizens can receive weather alerts as text message to their cell phones, according to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.
There is now an option for citizens to receive weather alerts as text messages right to their cell phone.
Wireless emergency alerts are now being sent by several carriers.
Not all phones are capable of receiving these alerts and you can check which ones are at the second link.
There are many options about what situations you would like to receive alerts.
The only option you must take is a presidential declaration.
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.