Today the Nation Weather Service activated its new Wireless Emergency Alerts system. Considering it has been a pretty quite weather day in the U.S., no one got to experience it first hand.The system is designed to warn people about life threatening weather such as approaching … [Read more...] about The National Weather Service kicks off its Wireless Emergency Alerts system
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The emergency alert worker who sent a false ballistic missile alert to Hawaii residents told officials that he believed the state was actually under attack, according to a preliminary report from the FCC. The FCC’s report is a bizarre development in the incident, which … [Read more...] about Hawaii emergency worker behind false missile alert said he thought the state was really under attack
Plans to modernize Puerto Rico’s power grid likely will include an array of fixes such as stronger electric poles, microgrids, and more renewable energy. The plan, expected to be released later this month, will also focus on reducing the island’s reliance … [Read more...] about Plans Emerge to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid
What mistakes will cause emergency communication systems to undergo excessive stress or possibly fail in a disaster, and what steps should be taken to improve performance?One of the biggest challenges for emergency communication centers is the wide range of situations that … [Read more...] about EXPERT ADVICE Emergency Communications Systems: 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts
Twitter on Wednesday launched Twitter Alerts, a new emergency notification service.The feature "brings us one step closer to helping users get important and accurate information from credible organizations during emergencies, natural disasters or moments when other communications … [Read more...] about Twitter Alerts: One Emergency System to Aggregate Them All?