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Test messages for federal alert systems to be sent to cellphones Thursday, FEMA says

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, Sep 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM.

  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I wonder why this is happening. Is there something we should know about?
     
  3. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Aside from entering Hurricane season, I don't see anything which might be pushing this, although the current political situation could go either way and we would not know until after the fact...

    The EAS (Emergency Alert System) was based on radio/TV broadcasts and that probably doesn't reach enough people these days. I know I don't listen or watch anymore. I also don't own or use a cellphone, So the Internet is a more reliable source of alerts for me.
     
  4. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    You're very right, not nearly as many people watch TV or listen to the radio any more.

    Maybe there will be some kind of Civil Defense reemergence?
     

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