Twitter Launches New Emergency Alert System

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(Memphis) A new feature from Twitter.

The social networking site is launching an emergency alert system.

The system allows emergency officials to directly communicate via text messages and Twitter notifications with users who opt in.

More than 60 organizations have signed up, including FEMA.

Twitter users who sign up can decide which alerts they will get.

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