Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Be Specific with Emergency Alerts!

If you’re going to do one thing with your emergency alerts, it’s be specific.
You cannot just tell people to evacuate, you must tell them what you mean by evacuate, says Dr. Dennis Mileti. He’s a top expert in alerts and warnings and director emeritus of the Natural Hazards Center. The center recently hosted a workshop […]

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Should You Opt Out Of Wireless Emergency Alerts?

Should You Opt Out of Wireless Emergency Alerts?
A recent headline in the Boston Daily read Not Everyone Enjoys Receiving Flash Flood Notifications. It told the story of the Boston area public receiving a flash flood warning via cellphones through Wireless Emergency Alerts. Some were surprised, like the fellow who posted on Twitter “…almost gave me a flash […]

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FCC Says EAS-Like Tones Can Still be Used in PSAs

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

Public education about the national cell broadcast alert system, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), has been slow. Although mobile devices that transmit the alerts are ubiquitous, we think it’s fair to say that most people in the U.S. don’t […]

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Helping the Public Understand Amber Alerts

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

A couple of nice articles on Amber Alerts crossed our desks recently, perhaps showing public interest in how Amber really works. The Monroe News in Michigan published an article, Amber Alerts more sophisticated than in 2009. Beyond explaining how […]

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