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Presidential Text Alert 10.03.2018

If you are living in the United States you should have received a Presidential text alert from Fema.gov today. They are testing for future alerts to be used. I think it is great as most everyone are on their cell phones these days.

The test was originally planned for September 20, 2018 but was postponed until October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text that says:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

Presidential Text

Fema Release

I am all for staying in touch and receiving notifications for alerts such as this. Some are already saying they will sue about this notification due to infringement of their rights. Crazy crazy world today. Think outside the box.

  • Text alerts on your phone are a convenient way to be alerted, agree?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by Carol DM

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  1. It is very important to get these FEMA apps (if they are apps) warnings to be fully aware of our surroundings and where we can be of help, or be among the first responders. They are very useful, fact-based than any other mainstream media will attempt to tell us or fake for us.

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  2. In our country, we are alerted by the government through our cellphone about the impending disasters and we are happy about it. But I don’t know if it is true with the country’s security concern. That’s why I am in doubt to answer yes or no.

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  3. We don’t have this system here… to me as long as they don’t spam (like election slogan or what) its ok.

    We’ve a system whereby they’d sound a siren and you should turn on your radio for information when its sounded. (So far, Glad that we don’t need to sound these sirens other than for drills!) But I’d prefer the Text system because not everyone have a radio by their side 24/7.

    Text is faster and more population could be reached.

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  4. We also have this type of texts in Canada. They might become slightly annoying especially since we already have alerts of the same type on TV. We did have an alert for the tornado that we went through about three weeks ago but since here we so rarely get these, I think most of us did not pay too much attention to the alert. I realize these alerts are here to warn us and protect but if they come in too late just like the one we experienced earlier what is the use.

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