Tammie Nichols http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. State Fair opens, offers severe weather text message service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-opens-offers-severe-weather-text-message-service <p>The 2012 <a href="http://www.mostatefair.com/home">Missouri State Fair</a> is underway in Sedalia.</p><p>Attendees this year will have access to a new warning system in the event of severe weather.&nbsp; Fair officials and the State Highway Patrol are offering the service, which will provide text messages to fairgoers if there&rsquo;s a severe weather warning or other emergency situation.&nbsp; Marketing Director Tammie Nichols says it&rsquo;s being provided, in part, because of<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-fair-reopens-after-severe-weather-knocks-out-power"> last year&rsquo;s severe storm that knocked out power </a>and forced the fair to shut down for several hours. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:49:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4288 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Fair opens, offers severe weather text message service