A Daily News staffer wrote in today to say she got the following automated message when phoning home to check voice mail:
"This is an emergency message. Your address is in a storm surge area and people living there should evacuate. Follow the highway routes described by radio. Don't wait for shelter information. Prepare for traffic and a long drive. Waiting too late can risk your life. Reach out to help those without transportation. If you receive this call and have no means of transportation, call 311 or (713) 837-0311."
Who knew this was part of the emergency management system? It's a nice touch and provides critical information to those who might be located in a vulnerable area.