Emergency Email Network
- Hello all, 9/25/01
Two weeks ago, I was sitting at my computer when I
received the following email:
Two planes have crashed into the twin Towers of the
World Trade Center. AP reports that the incident to
be an act of terrorism. United States Financial
Markets openings have been delayed and some some
markets closed to the day.
More information as it becomes avaliable.
THE EMERGENCY EMAIL NETWORK, INC.
The Emergency Email Network is a free public service
providing information from local, regional and national
government sources. I had signed up with this email system
some time ago. In order to get information out as fast as
possible, as widely as possible, and while phone circuts
might be busy, this network sends out alerts according to
your preferences. Since you can choose any number of states,
and many levels of detail, you can easily get too much
information. I reduced the number of alerts I was receiving
(I quickly eliminated wind advisories, flood watch, etc.) so
that the messages I received were what I considered important.
If you sit at your computer a lot, consider signing up for
this. You can get advisories delivered to you nearly as
events happen. According to the EEMN site, they are
promoting this by donating a quarter to the Red Cross for
each new sign-up (up to $10,000). That fact makes this email
an advertisement, which I hate. I hope that the service
provided will be of enough value that you will forgive me
sending an email ad. I've been on the net for nearly ten
years, and I think this is the first time I've ever sent a
"wide distribution" email. I won't be doing this again
anytime soon. Apologies if you get more than one copy of this.
I have no financial interest in the EEMN, and these are my
own opinions, not those of Fuller Seminary.