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SMS messaging is extremely effective at delivering urgent messages straight to someone’s phone quickly and reliably. This can be anything from a lost person alert to a search and rescue team or report of a server going down. But weather alerts are among the most common uses.

Schools use SMS messaging to warn parents of school closures due to bad weather or even to call them to fetch their children in the case of an emergency. Less obviously SMS is now used by river level sensors to warn of imminent flood risks, with key personnel contacted as soon as critical points are reached.

The recent weather likely has many people thinking about their summer holiday. It's great news for travel agents looking to book ahead for the coming months. If you're a travel agent, SMS messaging is fast becoming a primary way to communicate with your clients.