PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The City of Philadelphia has announced a new text alert system specifically for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit.
“If you are planning to attend this historic event, we encourage you to sign up for text alerts for the Pope’s visit to get real time information of importance,” said Samantha Phillips, Director of Emergency Management in a press release. “Having peace of mind is part of enjoying the event.”READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
You can sign up by texting “papalvisit” to 888777 and you will be registered.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
The text alerts will provide information on weather, traffic, and travel information as well as any possible emergency information.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
The city says alerts will be sent through the duration of the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit. Message and data rates may apply depending upon your plan with your service provider.