WEA-enabled devices

The wireless industry and FEMA are joining forces in a unique partnership to send out text alerts from the National Weather Service, giving millions of smartphone users warnings they may be in the path of dangerous and life threatening weather such as that which hit the Mid-Atlantic Region last weekend.

The nationwide text emergency alert system – called Wireless Emergency Alerts- is the brainchild of CTIA-The Wireless Association which enlisted major telecom carriers to send out National Weather Service alerts to their subscribers whenever there’s a serious weather threat and partnered with the Weather Service to get it started. Keep reading →