RSS, CAP & Twitter Feeds
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds are XML files designed for distributing regularly updated content across the Internet. NY-Alert supplies all Alerts and Press Releases as RSS feeds. Once one of these items is published on this web site, it becomes available for RSS Reader tools to capture that item and notify you that there is new NY-Alert content for you to read. This allows you to be informed of new content being published without constantly monitoring the website.
In order to take advantage of RSS Feeds, you must use a third party tool called an RSS Reader. Examples of reader programs include: Bloglines, and NewsGator, as well as the latest versions of Internet Explorer and FireFox. The basic use of these programs is relatively easy and many of these products tie directly into Microsoft Outlook or other email tools to allow you to quickly receive new RSS message in the same place where you receive new email.
CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) is an open, non-proprietary standard data interchange format that can be used to collect all types of hazard warnings and reports locally, regionally and nationally, for input into a wide range of information-management and warning dissemination systems.
The State-Wide CAP Feed can be found at: http://rss.nyalert.gov/CAP/Indices/_ALLNYCAP.xml
[NEW!] The CAP feed is also published in RSS-Based format at: http://rss.nyalert.gov/RSS/CapIndices/_NewYorkStateRSSCAPIndex.xml
[NEW!] A new, State-Wide Geo-RSS feed can be found at: http://rss.nyalert.gov/GeoAtom/feeds/_NewYorkStateGEOATOM.xml
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.