Here’s a story about how Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) – using the FEMA IPAWS system helped save lives during Sunday’s tornadoes across the Midwest.
In addition to cheering on the WEA system, there are two points we want to make:
1) Local public safety officials can use this same system for other imminent threats to life and property. A Hyper-Reach Express account is all you need. Just call us and we’ll tell you how.
2) WEA messages probably don’t reach much more than 1/2 the US population at this point. They work on more recent mobile phones (not just smartphones!) but older folks and those with older phones won’t get those messages. So using a system like Hyper-Reach can close the gap between what WEA can cover and what WEA can’t.