Wireless Emergency Alerts
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.
Alerts received at the right time help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share;
* Extreme weather warnings
* Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.
* AMBER Alerts
* Presidential alerts during a national emergency
A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no ore than 90 characters.
Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about how to determine if your mobile device is WEA-capable.
Call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 for any questions.
Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 7