The State Police is offering an emergency messaging service for New Mexicans to receive alerts and advisories through a cell phone and computer.
State Police Chief Robert Shilling says the service will send a text message and email to alert New Mexicans of local issues such as severe weather and road closures.
The system also will provide Amber Alert warnings about abducted children and Silver Alert notices about missing people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
People can enroll in the community messaging service through the State Police website by providing a cell phone number, email address and zip code.
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