National Preparedness Month isn't just about preparing a kit or preparing your family. It's also about being aware of the many channels for emergency alerts and knowing how to react. When disaster strikes, you want to be informed and ready. The best way to react is to know what is happening and recognizing emergency alerts as they happen.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) send free informational text messages to WEA-enabled cell phones within range of an imminent and dangerous local situation, severe weather event, or AMBER emergency.
But emergency alerts doesn't stop with WEA. Be sure to be aware of these additional channels: