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Friday, October 28, 2011

Text Alerts for AT&T Customers

If you have signed up to receive DEM text alerts and did NOT receive a text regarding a missing 18-month old on Tuesday or about traffic lights being out on Wednesday, you may need to opt out of the program and opt in again. We've had some AT&T customers not receive messages lately and some sort of update seems to be the issue.

So, to opt out: Text Unfollow CowlitzDEM to the number 40404. (I realize "unfollow" is not a grammatically correct word and trust me, it hurts me more than it hurts you).

Then, wait a minute and text Follow CowlitzDEM to the number 40404. You should receive a welcome text that says something about Twitter. Just delete that. You may also receive the last text that we sent out.

This seems to just be an issue for AT&T customers. If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call at 577-3130 or send an email to

Now, if you haven't signed up to receive emergency texts.... I am looking at you with a disapproving look. To stop said disapproving look, simply text Follow CowlitzDEM to the number 40404. Voila! As Ryan Seacrest constantly says on American Idol, "Standard text messaging rates, please contact your carrier for more information." And by that, Ryan means if you do not have free incoming texts with your plan, texts may cost a small fee.

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