Wireless Emergency Alerts Save Lives in Hurricanes

wireless emergency alertsReady.gov created a vital tool to use our phones to send us quick, life saving messages called WEAs (Wireless Emergency Alerts).

Wireless Emergency Alerts are automatic texts sent to you in an emergency. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.

About the WEAs:

There are several more resources Ready.gov offers to help you and your family get the most prepared in the case of an accident.

o   Building an Emergency Kit.

o   Making a Family Communications Plan

o   Download the How to Prepare for a Hurricane Guide
Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. How to Prepare for a Hurricane explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.


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