Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. No signup is required! Alerts are sent automatically to WEA-capable phones during an emergency. Check the government alerts area in your phone’s notifications area.
Find out more at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/wea
How to set up severe weather alerts on your iPhone or Android
- Click on Settings
- Click on Notifications
- Scroll to the bottom and make sure “Government Alerts” are enabled.
That’s it! When severe weather is near – your phone will vibrate and play an emergency tone based on your location.
You can also customize these settings… usually by searching for ALERTS in the settings area on your phone. It may look a little different depending on which android-based phone you have.
But generally, search for alerts, emergency, or “cell broadcasting.” From there, you can choose which alerts you want on or off.