Tag: National Weather Service

Crying wolf: when emergency alerts stop being effective

Yesterday, I switched off all AMBER and Emergency iPhone Alerts in Settings > Notification Center. This followed a day and a night of flash flood warnings that started at 1 AM and continued until just after noon. [Erica is in Colorado, where recent wet weather has contributed to disastrous flood...

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National Weather Service alerts arriving on iPhone 5 (Updated)

Update: For more information on the Weather Alerts System, this FEMA page provides a full description of the one way alert system. Note that the ability to get notifications of AMBER alerts and Emergency Alerts can turned off via a new set of buttons found at the bottom of the Settings > Notif...

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National Weather Service to send alerts to smartphones

A new Wireless Emergency Alerts system from the National Weather Service is on the way for American smartphone owners, but don't expect to get alerts about impending tornadoes or blizzards on your iPhone immediately. Starting today, the Wireless Emergency Alerts system will begin alerting peo...

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