Free Republic NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) â€“ A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.
Itâ€™s called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.
The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
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