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County rolls out new emergency text alerts

Original post made on Mar 15, 2011

Santa Clara County introduced a new, easy-to-use text message number to help residents receive emergency alerts in the event of a disaster.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 11:20 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by HoleInTheHead, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

"To sign up for the feature, either text 32075 or visit"

Looks nice! Any chance of spam with this sigh-up?

Posted by moosekah, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

So in the subhead and first comment we have "text-massage" and a "sigh-up." And some of us are easily amused

Posted by Libby, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I need a massage. Sigh...

Posted by MV Resident, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:20 am

"The feature also benefits residents who have a language barrier."

Typo. Should say "The feature also benefits residents who don't speak English."

The Mexican consul general wants to make sure he gets out the message to the illegals that they won't have to give personal information to the government in order to get the texts. Because that is his #1 priority, protect the illegals.

What a great place we live in.

Posted by Know-It-All, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

"Quake, tsunami in Japan prompts new text-massage alerts for Santa Clara County" should be "... prompts new text-message alerts ..."

Posted by Editing Puhleeze, a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:43 am

Who is giving these text massages?

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