Babala System at signal

Isang emergency radio. Manatiling nakakaalam habang may sakuna sa pamamagitan ng mga emergency broadcast.

Alamin kung anu-anong sakuna, kapwa natural at gawa ng tao, ang malamang na tumama sa inyong lugar at kung paano kang maaabisuhan.

Nagkakaiba ang mga paraan ng pagkuha ng iyong atensiyon sa bawat komunidad.Isang karaniwang paraan ay pagbrodkast sa pamamagitan ng radyo at TV.Maaaring makarinig ka ng natatanging sirena, o makatanggap ng tawag sa telepono, o maaaring mag-door-to-door ang mga boluntaryo at emergency worker.

Maraming komunidad ang may taglay rin na abiso sa emergency na alerto sa pamaamgitan ng sarili nilang mga sistema.Magtanong sa iyong pang-estado o lokal na pamahalaan para malaman kung ano ang magagamit sa iyong lugar.


Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Screen

To enhance public safety, a free Wireless Emergency Alerts service is rolling out. WEA messages are text-like alert messages received by your mobile device during an emergency in your area. The purpose of WEA is to provide an increasingly mobile American public with a free and fast way to receive critically important information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why is this important to me?
    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
  2. What are WEA messages?
    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.
  3. What types of alerts will I receive?
    Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in your area
    AMBER Alerts
    Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
  4. What does a WEA message look like?
    WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.
  5. How will I know the difference between WEA and a regular text message?
    WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
  6. What types of WEA messages will the National Weather Service send?
    Tsunami Warnings
    Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings
    Hurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings
    Blizzard, Ice Storm, and Lake Effect Snow Warnings
  7. What should I do when I receive a WEA message?
    Follow any action advised by the message. Seek more details from local media or authorities.
  8. Will I receive a WEA message if I’m visiting an area where I don’t live, or outside the area where my phone is registered?
    Yes, if you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program. (142 carriers, including all of the largest carriers, do.)
  9. What if I travel into a threat area after a WEA message is already sent?
    If you travel into a threat area after an alert is first sent, your WEA-capable device will receive the message when you enter the area.
  10. When will I start receiving WEA messages?
    It depends. WEA weather alerts began in June, but many mobile devices, especially older ones, are not WEA-capable. When you buy a new mobile device, it probably will be able to receive WEA messages. Check with your wireless carrier.
  11. Is this the same service public safety agencies have asked the public to register for?
    No, but they are complementary. Local agencies may have asked you to sign up to receive telephone calls, text messages, or emails. Those messages often include specific details about a critical event. WEA alerts are very short messages designed to get your attention in a critical situation. They may not give all the details you receive from other notification services. The public should turn to radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio for further instructions.
  12. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages?
    No. This service is offered for free by wireless carriers. WEA messages will not count towards texting limits on your wireless plan.
  13. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me?
    No. Just like emergency weather alerts you see on local TV, WEA are broadcast one-way from area cell towers to mobile devices in the area. Every WEA-capable phone within range receives the message, just like every TV displays an emergency weather alert if it is turned on. TV stations, like WEA, don’t know exactly who is tuned in.
  14. Will a WEA message interrupt my phone conversations?
    No, the alert will be delayed until you finish your call.
  15. How often will I receive WEA messages?
    You may get very few WEA messages, or you may receive frequent messages when conditions change during an emergency. The number of messages depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property in your area.
  16. If, during an emergency, I can’t make or receive calls or text messages due to network congestion, will I still be able to receive a WEA message?
    Yes, WEA messages are not affected by network congestion.
  17. What if I don’t want to receive WEA messages?
    You can opt-out of receiving WEA messages for imminent threats and AMBER alerts, but not for Presidential messages. To opt out, adjust settings on your mobile device.
  18. How will I receive alerts if I don’t have a WEA-capable device?
    WEA is only one of the ways you receive emergency alerts. Check with you wireless carrier to see if WEA service is available in your area and if your wireless device is WEA-capable.
    Other sources include NOAA Weather Radio, TV and radio news broadcasts, the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV programs, outdoor sirens, and other alerting methods offered by local and state public safety agencies.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

Ang Emergency Alert System (EAS) ay makakaabot sa buong bansa nang mabilisan sakaling mayroong nakamamatay na banta o pambansang emergency.Alamin kung ang iyong lokal na istasyon ng radyo at TV ay kalahok sa EAS.

NOAA Weather Radio

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR)  ay isang pambansang network ng mga istasyon ng radyo na tuloy-tuloy na nagsasahimpapawid ng impormasyon sa lagay ng panahon nang direkta mula sa malapit na tanggapan ng National Weather Service sa mga partikular na nakakumpigurang mga receiver ng NOAA weather radio.Tukuyin kung may NOAA Weather Radio sa lugar na iyong tinitirahan.Kung ganoon, pag-isipang bumili ng isang NOAA weather radio receiver.

Last updated: 12/13/2013 - 04:41 PM