Yes my Tracfone has this and I set it up when ever we get severe weather warnings it activatesFWIW most newer cell phones have PUSH message capability. If you have that activated, you'll receive WX alerts in your current location no matter where in the US you are. No special app required.
I will pm you with a solution that we have for many public safety an email agencies. The NWS component is based on EMWIN and IPAWS.Thanks for all of your feedback. Yes, my County supposesly uses a service called First Alert, however it seemed to have stopped working this year. It is strange how these systems come and go, yet never tell you if they are no longer running all the time. I think I will give Weather USA a try first and see how that works. Thanks again.
You could also follow the local NWS and OEM offices' Twitter feed and have them sent to your mobile device. I do that here in NYC.