Emergency alerts to ping cellphones, Internet

Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 1:07 PM EST

The government will soon be pinging cellphones and posting on websites to warn Americans of impending disasters as it updates its Cold War-era emergency alert system.

By the end of next year, the Homeland Security Department expects to be able to send emergency alerts to cellphones, Internet sites and hand-held computers to reach as many people as possible before a catastrophe strikes, spokesman Aaron Walker said Tuesday.

At USA Today.

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