Emergencies and Other WEA-ther
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications to your mobile device as part of public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. These alerts are designed to inform the public of imminent threats to safety. It also alerts you of missing persons in your area (e.g., AMBER Alerts). Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without subscribing to a service or downloading the app. WEAs may be used to share local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate attention, extreme weather warnings, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.
A WEA will look like a text message. The 90-character message will provide information that can be critical to your safety as well as that of your loved ones and/or your belongings. This includes the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert.
Make sure you are aware and prepared in the case of an emergency with Wireless Emergency Alerts. And, should your home or business be one of the unfortunate victims of a weather emergency, contact SERVPRO of Gilbert, Chandler South, Ahwatukee and South Tempe at (480) 558-7620 for mitigation and restoration services.