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- May 13, 2014
Audio by Mark Peterson
On October 3rd, 2018 at approximately 2:20 PM eastern time. FEMA will conduct a national test of the integrated public alert and warning system. This national system which includes the emergency alert system and the wireless emergency alerts will provide authenticated emergency information from emergency officials to the public through radio, television, cellular phones and some internet applications. We sat down with Antwan Johnson, the director of the integrated public alert and warning program at FEMA headquarters to help explain what people can expect from the test and why it's an important step in developing a more prepared nation.
Photo by FEMA Graphic
El Sistema de Alertas de Emergencia Inalámbricas (WEA, por sus siglas en inglés)
envía mensajes por medio de su proveedor de teléfono celular. La alerta
aparecerá en el cuadro de mensajes de su teléfono, y hará un sonido alto con
vibración. Este mensaje es distinto a un mensaje de texto. Su número de teléfono
no será compartido con nadie. Nota: el texto del alerta aparecerá en inglés.
Photo by Justin Singer
Photograph of the IPAWS exhibit booth used at various large conferences and events. At conferences IPAWS staff demonstrate alert origination and dissemination technologies, connect with stakeholders, and take questions from alerting authorities, private sector developers, and the general public.
Photo by Michael Medina-Latorre
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2018 – Siren of the first recently installed system in Guajataca Dam that works with Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) of the United States. FEMA funds were used to install a series of 7 sirens in different places near the Guajataca Dam to alert residents of danger and evacuation procedures. FEMA/ Michael Medina Latorre