Boston (MA) - MIT has become the latest university to introduce an emergency text message system. In April, 2008, the FCC approved a voluntary nationwide text-message emergency alert system. The system is designed to send out messages in the event of significant events.
1) "A disaster that could jeopardize the health and safety of Americans, such as a terrorist attack; these would trigger a national alert from the president of the United States."
2) "Imminent or ongoing threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes."
3) "Child abductions or Amber alerts."