That sounds like a nice feature of a phone, however Verizon Wireless does not provide this information. Weather applications are still available on smart phones, most free of charge!
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He may be referring to the new Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system sponsored by the National Weather Service and FEMA:
If your phone has this capability, it should have an app called Emergency Alerts (white exclamation mark inside a red triangle on a white background) ... at least that's how it is with a Bionic.