(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

Twitter announces a new service to deliver emergency text alerts.

FOX News Radio's Chris Foster explains:

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Users can sign up for Twitter and text message alerts from around a hundred agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Centers for Disease Control and the Red Cross. You choose which ones you want to receive. The alerts will have a little orange bell icon to set them apart from regular tweets. You have to share your phone number of course to get the text messages.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.

Click HERE to read more from Twitter about the alertsĀ