If you are like a lot of people with smartphones chances are it was making a lot of noise last week.
The National Weather Service sent numerous weather warnings to the devices. Phone users are alerted by a series of loud beeps, and text information that states the reason for the warning.
Most of the alerts were not followed by dangerous weather. In fact, the alerts were so frequent that they became annoying, according to many websites which report on mobile-device technology.
As part of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), it’s all part of the nation’s next generation of emergency alerts.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently sending emergency alerts and warnings to cell phones and other mobile devices.
The messages are geographically targeted to the public regarding emergency alert and warning of imminent threats to life and property, Amber alerts, and Presidential emergency messages.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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