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Feds now sending weather warnings -- unprompted -- to phones

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The alert came in to thousands of phones just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday: The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning for the Washington region. But for most people, the message arrived unbidden, because they had never signed up to receive emergency alerts. "I was on the computer and then it went off, and I didn't even know what was going on," said Jim Van Buren, of...

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