Free TWCi Texts for Relief Workers


The Weather Channel Interactive said Friday that it has made mobile text-message weather forecasts available free-of-charge for relief workers in the Gulf Coast region.

TWCi said users can text the city name or zip code to “STORM (78676)” for a 36-hour forecast or add “NOW” and a space before the city name or ZIP code to receive a text message with current conditions.

TWCi and its partner, The Mobile Media Co., said text-messaging service has been more available than voice in some areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina.