FEMA is About to Get Up in Your Phone!

В США впервые проверили систему

During the test broadcasting period, FEMA said, WEA compatible cell phones "that are switched on, in range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message". TV and radio alerts have been tested before. The national WEA test will use the same special tone and vibration.

Unlike President Donald Trump's tweets, there is no way to opt out of presidential alerts, as they're part of an emergency system meant to warn Americans about national emergencies.

The message being sent today is just a test and not an actual alert.

The wireless alert system launched in 2012.

The EAS test will be sent at 2:20 p.m.

FEMA will still test the EAS a few minutes after they sent out the WEA. That's especially important because no one can opt out of these alerts, he said. Most wireless alerts, like missing children messages, are sent by local and state governments and confined to phones in a particular region.

Whether anyone else at your location received the WEA test alert message.

The WEA and EAS systems are used to warn the public about emergencies, such as unsafe weather or missing children, according to FEMA. While those can be turned off, the 2006 Warning, Alert and Response Network Act stipulates that the "Presidential Alert" cannot.

The test is allowing FEMA to assess "the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message to determine whether improvements are needed".

According to FEMA, the Communications Act of 1934 gives the President the authority to use private sector communication systems, such as wireless service, to reach the public in national emergencies.

"When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously", FEMA's Antwane Johnson told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. It can also be used regionally for emergency information like AMBER alerts.

A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit in federal court in NY arguing they should not be compelled to receive the alerts under their right to free speech. That's one of the things they are testing.

It is unknown if Trump will attempt to misuse this power as a political tool to make announcements.

Tiffany Trump is the president's daughter whom he had with his second wife, actress Marla Maples.

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