Emergency alert app available for Boston Marathon

There is no threat to the Boston Marathon

BOSTON (WWLP) – If you plan on heading to the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday, this might be a good time to download the state’s alerts app. Search “MEMA” in the app store, and it’ll show as the “Massachusetts Alerts” app.

It’s free, and it allows you to customize the types of public safety alerts you receive, from everything to the Boston Marathon, to severe weather threats.

Officials said there is no threat to the Boston Marathon, but they’re urging residents to have access to any alerts.

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