On September 20, FEMA will conduct an integrated alarm and public alarm system (IPAWS) test consisting of two existing alarm systems, an alarm warning system and a public alarm system (IPAWS). Emergency and wireless emergency alarm system. This system is also the first time presidential vigilance is sent to the majority of mobile phone owners and can not be canceled.
TechCrunch This kind of alarm was established in 2006 under President George W. Bush, so the White House can inform the public in case of emergency. Messages may be sent at the discretion of the president, but if the expert ignore the possibility of the system being misused, it is the first time the message is called "presidential alert". You can refuse to receive text messages.
Government agencies have said they are testing the system to assess 'inequality' of national emergency messages and to determine if improvement is necessary. The WEA test will be conducted in text format at 2:18 PM (ET) on 20th. (Different ring tones and vibration) Mobile phones, EAS tests are conducted by television, radio, and wire provider in 2 minutes, with more than 100 providers participating in the exam. Cellular phones turned on within the active cell tower and wireless service providers participating in the WEA must be able to receive test messages.
FEMA announces the text of the message and is the fourth test of the EAS system (November 2011, September 2016, September 2017 exam), this is the first time the WEA system was tested nationwide .
"This is a test of the National Emergency Alert System.This system …
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