Did you know that the National Weather Service and other agencies send out wireless alerts when a hurricane, tornado, flash flooding, evacuation order, or other emergency events are happening? These alerts are known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) and are are sent by authorized government alerting authorities such as the National Weather Service, FEMA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and local and state public safety agencies. The alerts are distributed to all phones within a certain radius of the emergency, so you’ll receive them for whatever local area you’re in – As long as you have the alerts enabled on your cell phone!
Below is a step-by-step guide (for both Apple and Android users) to make sure your cell phone can get these important and potentially life-saving alerts. Unlimited Restoration, Inc. recommends this as an important hurricane preparedness tip as the busiest portion of Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to ramp up.
After setting up these alerts on your cell phone, make sure to save the URI 24/7 Emergency Response Hotline to keep it handy: 888.327.9664.
Prepare for the unexpected and minimize disruption at your commercial, industrial, or multi-family residential property by having our team of restoration experts on speed dial in the face of severe weather – We’re On It!