It’s almost snow emergency season in our fair city and we are celebrating the launch of snow emergency alerts via Twitter! If you’re not a Twitter user that may not seem like such a big deal, but the hook for you is that snow emergencies via Twitter can mean snow emergency notifications sent via text message to your cell phone too. Now *that* is something to be psyched about.
Here’s how to set it up:
Step 1: Head over to the city snow emergency twitter page. If you already have a Twitter account, simply start following them. If you do not have a Twitter account, set one up via the big green Join Today button. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to use the account for anything except getting these alerts.)
- Login to your Twitter account.
- Click on Settings. Click on Devices. Enter +1 as your country code. (Assuming you are in the US and if you’re not, why do you want to know about our snow emergencies?)
- Enter your cell phone number.
- Check off “It’s okay for Twitter to send txt messages to my phone. Standard rates apply.”
- Click save.
- Click the Home link at the top of the screen.
- Then click the Following link in the top right.
- Next to the mht_snow_emergency username click the phone icon in the settings column. It should turn green.
- Updates posted by mht_snow_emergency will be forwarded to your cell phone via text message.