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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 12:02 PM

19. There have been threads in GD where someone mentioned

being in a supermarket in SC when an EAS (Emergency Alert System) alert went out and everyone's phone in the store started alarming. That is part of how they handle it nowadays. I believe all new phones have to be EAS-capable and the NWS has access (as well as gov't officials) to utilize the system to do blast alerts (plus EAS alerts will appear on local TV stations as a red scrolling banner at the bottom of the screen, and will often be heard on radio as well if it is a high enough priority alert).

There is also "Ready.gov" and many municipalities have "Ready <fill in blank>" sites setup to automatically send out text messages and/or emails to alert to various emergencies, whether local or national (including weather-related). I know I am subscribed here to Philly's "ReadyPhiladelphia" feed.

One of the dangers of too much "national" hype is that this is a huge country and in this case, the hurricane is not going to affect places like California (and their wildfires are not going to affect us over here in Philly), so much of the info blast that you may be looking for is going to be "local".

You can try checking out the steams of the local news stations in the affected states and will definitely see the "messaging" that I am sure is going on!!!

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