Sunday, December 02, 2012

Wireless Emergency Alerts

This morning we were woken up at 8:17am (groan "It's Sunday morning!") by my cellphone reading out an emergency alert about flooding in my area. Yes, it's raining, but why is my cell phone talking and showing this really unfamiliar notification box with information that there's local flooding and I should listen to local media?

Before my brain really kicked into gear, I clicked OK ... and then realized I should have taken a photo of the alert for this blog...

Turns out this is a new federal warning system. Verizon's website has more information about the "Wireless Emergency Alert" system that was installed and enabled this year.

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