Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge - Emergency Alert Settings -
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Have you ever had the infamous Emergency Alert?
If so then tell me this. Have you ever have it occur at the most in opportune time. I mean like during a meeting, or while watching a movie, How about while a baby is sleeping. Yeah it is not fun especially when everyone looks at you. Well I am here to tell you of a way to reduce the type of alerts you get.
During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), are just one of the ways public safety officials can quickly and effectively alert and warn the public about serious emergencies. The Wireless Emergency Alert program is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It distributes notifications from authorized federal, state, local and tribal government agencies that alert customers with capable devices of imminent threats to safety or an emergency situation. The messages are intended as a supplement to the existing Emergency Alert System, which broadcasts alerts over radio and television.
There are 4 types of alerts:
AMBER Alerts are distributed to cell phones as part of the AMBER Alert program's secondary distribution through the Wireless Emergency Alert program which is also known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System. In the case of an AMBER Alert, the message would indicate that an AMBER Alert has been issued for your area and, if possible, would include the license plate and other details about any vehicle that might have been used in the abduction.
Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life, are issued in two different categories: extreme threats and severe threats. These Alerts are handled in part by the National Weather Service. The Extreme alerts from the National Weather Service include warnings for tsunamis, tornadoes, extreme winds, hurricanes and typhoons. The Severe alerts from National Weather Service include warnings for flash floods and dust storms.
Presidential alerts provide the President with a communications capability to address the American people within 10 minutes during a national emergency.
All WEA alerts are location specific. You only receive WEA messages when you and your cell phone are in the area of the emergency. If you visit another city, you will only receive alerts for that location and not your home town
To modify your setting for emergency alerts navigate you must navigate to your setting section under your messages application. In the Samsung Messages application on the main screen select the 3 vertical dots in the top right corner to access the menu options. Next, select settings, then Emergency alert settings. Finally, select Emergency alerts. Here you can toggle which of the 3 alerts you wish to have control to hear. I recommend keeping at least the Extreme alerts on.
Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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