Monday, 19 Nov 2018
Category: Emergency Alert System

FEMA just sent a ‘Presidential Alert’ to millions of U.S. phones

Millions of Americans were sent a “Presidential Alert” to their phones today as a test to simulate a real message from the president in a national emergency. At 2:18pm ET, the Federal Emergency Management Agency began sending the alert, saying: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” […]

Senate wants emergency alerts to go out through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

An emergency alert goes out, trying to let you know about incoming bad news — a missile, a tsunami or something else terrifying. Your phone starts shouting… but it’s downstairs. A warning ticker pops on TVs, if you’re watching cable… but you’ve got your eyes glued to Netflix, or Hulu, or some other online streaming […]