(WMC-TV) - WMC Action News 5 made it as easy as possible for you to get your severe weather and forecast alerts by simply shooting us a text message.
Here's how it works: If you want to sign up for a certain kind of text alert, like severe weather, text the keyword "WMCSEVERE" to the number 90105.
In doing so, you will be signed up to receive severe weather alert texts from WMC Action News 5.
Here are a few of the codes you can send – and what they will sign you up for:
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NEWS – Breaking news alerts from WMC Action News 5.
WMCFORECAST – Daily forecast texts from your WMC Action News 5 Stormtrack team.
WMCSEVERE - Alerts you via text when severe weather is moving into your area.
CLOSINGS – Alerts you via text when school, business, or event closings begin trickling in
CONTEST - Get a notification as soon as a new contest becomes available from WMC Action News 5!
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It is as easy as typing the keywords above – and texting it the the number 90105.
A reminder - there are a few things you still have to visit the website for. If you want to sign up for email alerts, you have to visit http://www.wmctv.com/alerts and manage your account. That's where you can *customize* exactly what kinds of alerts you're receiving. For school closings, type in your preferences for "School & Organization Closings," wait for your preference to appear, and click to select the one you want.
Bonus: You can sign up for texts and emails at the same time.