A Wireless Emergency Alert System was launched by the National Weather Service, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The system will send text messages to people in areas threatened by severe weather.
The messages will be broadcast to cell towers located in areas where the alerts apply, which in turn will send messages to all cell phones within reach of their signals.
that has been created to send severe weather warning directly to users smartphones.
The new warning system will include news about hurricanes, approaching tornadoes, typhoons, tsunamis, extreme winds, severe storms etc.
“These alerts will make sure people are aware of any impending danger and provide them with the information needed so they can be safe until the threat is over,” explains Amy Storey, spokeswoman for CTIA-The Wireless Association.