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For Immediate Release

Michelann Ooten
Public Information Manager

Mark Mitchell
OK.gov General Manager
405.524.3468 Ext. 120

Free Mobile Weather Notifications Available at
Oklahoma’s Official Web Site, http://www.OK.gov

OKLAHOMA CITY – May 11, 2009 – Residents of Oklahoma can receive immediate access to National Weather Service alerts during severe weather season and throughout the year, through the use of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management’s (OEM) Weather Notification System located at http://www.weatheralerts.ok.gov. At no cost, subscribers can receive weather alerts for up to five counties sent to their email address and/or mobile device (cell phones, PDAs). Standard text messaging rates apply.

Subscribers can select which alerts to receive including:

• Winter (all winter weather related occurrences)
• Flash Flood (only warnings)
• Severe Thunderstorm (warnings and/or watches)
• Tornado (warnings and/or watches)

"We are pleased to work with the National Weather Service and OK.gov to offer this free Weather Notification System that helps safeguard people and protect businesses by providing real-time, location-based weather notifications," said OEM Director Albert Ashwood. "Our unique ability to proactively alert subscribers during severe weather conditions ensures proper emergency preparedness, a goal OEM strives to maintain everyday."

Subscribers can modify their settings and unsubscribe at any time. OEM’s Weather Notification System is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, National Weather Service and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares for, responds to, recovers from and mitigates against disasters and emergencies. The department maintains the State Emergency Operations Center, which serves as a command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities. For more information, visit http://www.oem.ok.gov.

About OK.gov
OK.gov (http://www.OK.gov) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC
NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,900 federal, state, and local agencies that serve more than 70 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.


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