FAMU Launches Text Message Alert System

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Florida A&M University has a new way of keeping students better connected during times of crises.

FAMU has received a $19,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to create a state-of-the-art emergency notification system.

Now police officials on campus will be able to send e-mail or text message to students, with information on school closures, hurricane advisories or any other issue that may arise.

"I don't watch the news much. I'm on my phone more than I actually watch TV. If they are able to send me a text message to let me know what's going on, I think that is terrific," said FAMU junior Jeff Appolon.

This service will only be available for the students who sign up for it.