BOSTON (AP) — In keeping with the times, smartphone apps and text alerts could help residents cope with the effects of Hurricane Sandy as the strong storm heads for the east coast.
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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is offering a free Ping4alerts app that will allow Bay State residents to receive weather alerts and other important messages from emergency officials during the storm.
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The app was developed by Nashua, N.H.-based Ping4 Inc., and can be downloaded to Apple or Android smartphones and iPads.
The app can be downloaded at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp .
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