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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with Audacy, today announced it has completed an important emergency radio broadcast facility modernization project at Audacy’s WWL AM/FM in New Orleans to improve critical alert and warning capabilities when disasters threaten public safety.

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FEMA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

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The next IPAWS Users Conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, will introduce public safety officials not yet using IPAWS to this powerful tool for saving lives and protecting property.

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Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and FEMA’s IPAWS office for the last in the quarterly New Phase of Emergency Alerting Webinar Series. The topic is “How to Minimize Alerting Delays.”

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This webinar will highlight the top stories of IPAWS use, trends in IPAWS adoption and the major developments with the IPAWS program during 2021.

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DHS Science and Technology (DHS S&T) and the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) are hosting a quarterly webinar series on the new phase of emergency alerting. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how a three-fold increase in IPAWS usage in 2020 better equipped first responders, emergency managers and alert originators with tools to protect the public.

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FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate released an interactive, web-based version of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Program Planning Toolkit today.

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Together, FEMA and Bonneville Seattle have completed an important modernization at the emergency radio broadcast facility at Bonneville International’s KIRO-AM 710 in Seattle. This modernization project improves emergency alert systems that provide critical alerts and warnings to the public.

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With more than a million dollars invested in modernization improvements, FEMA upgraded the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) National Public Warning System (NPWS) facility within the Univision WKAQ-AM tower site in Cataño, Puerto Rico, and tested it successfully today.

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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