Did you get the first Presidential Alert this morning? How did you feel about it?
The text alert was sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the goal is warn residents of national emergencies, such as dangerous weather.
Info on the emergency alert test:
🔹It’s a nationwide test of the same system that pushes public emergency messages like AMBER alerts
🔹Presidential Alerts are only for national emergencies
🔹FEMA & @FCC are testing to ensure it will work when needed
In case you were unaware, the ability to send a Presidential Alert isn't a new idea.
"The Communications Act of 1934 established the authority for the President to use certain private sector communications systems for priority communications, such as sending alert and warning messages to the public, during national emergencies," said FEMA in a FAQ explaining the test.