National Weather Service Wireless
Emergency Alert System
The wireless industry, The FCC, and FEMA have rolled-out the
WEA's (Wireless Emergency Alerts) system nationwide.
The NWS will start utilizing this by pushing extreme weather
warnings over the system beginning 18 June 2012.
What types of alerts will I receive?
1. Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in
2. AMBER Alerts
3. Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
High-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an
affected county automatically if their device is compatible
(check link below, left side of page for your carrier)
Mobile users will
be charged for
receiving these text-like alerts and are automatically enrolled
to receive them.
alerts will appear on a person’s mobile device similar to a text
message, Wireless Emergency Alerts are
Instead, Wireless Emergency Alerts use a
different kind of technology to ensure they are delivered
immediately and are not subjected to potential congestion (or
delays) on wireless networks.
Wireless Emergency Alerts and updates will provide the
1. Alert Category
2. Event Type
Check this link for more