for the DC Area
Have you ever wondered how you would find out about an emergency that happened in DC or the surrounding area if you were not in front of your computer or near a television?
Capital Alerts is a free service provided by the governments of the National Capital Region (NCR) alerting you to a variety of incidents that occur around the DC metropolitan area. You can customize which alerts to receive, where to receive them, and how often to receive the alerts. The alerts can be sent directly to your email, cell phone, PDA (like a Blackberry), pager, RSS feed reader, Twitter, and/or your Desktop (via a widget). You can have instant access to official emergency information regarding terrorism, natural disasters, severe weather, traffic, Amber alerts, and school and government closings.