March 2nd, 2009

Beaker

WTF?

I just got a text from the Vic Police! 

02/03/2009 14:18
Msg from Vic Police:Extreme weather in Vic expected Mon night & Tues. High wind & fire risk.Listen to local ABC Radio for emergency updates.

I have never had one of those before.  Ever.  

Checked with Mum, and she got one on her mobile too! 

I guess this must be a new service?  They're doing a blanket send to all mobile phones?  One way of getting the word out I suppose...

Just checked with the Lord of the Vegemite, and he didn't get one on his mobile... praps cos he's not the account holder?

Now I'm worried.

It's an absolutely beautiful day here at the moment, although it is a Total Fire Ban. 

*wonders wtf is coming*    O.o

ETA: kids all got it on their phones too, including the Lord of the Vegemite.

ETA 2: apparently this is part of the new emergency warning system the States all agreed to implement 18 mths ago, then couldn’t get their act together.  They thought it would be a breach of privacy to send unsolicited texts to mobiles.

This is excellent.  Definitely spam I'm more than happy to get! 

ETA 3:  Calm before the Storm?
Just so you can see how nice it seems today.