There are two NEW methods that citizens in Massachusetts can get emergency information on their cell phones. Ping4Alerts! & Wireless Emergency Alerts.
Ping4Alerts! is a new mobile communications app for alerting the public in emergencies and disasters. Through geofencing technology, ping4alerts! enables the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to send highly targeted, instant multimedia alerts to iPhone and Android devices to notify citizens about situations and events happening near them. The ping4alerts! FREE mobile app is one way that MEMA sends emergency information and messages.
Sample screenshots of National Weather Service and MEMA alerts:
The Ping4alerts! app is currently available for iPhone and Android devices to notify citizens about situations and events happening near them. The ping4alerts! FREE mobile app is one way that MEMA sends emergency information and messages
Check out the APP for Android
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Have you received an emergency alert on your cell phone about severe weather, an AMBER Alert or another emergency and were unsure of what it was or where it came from?
Beginning in June 2012, the Wireless Association and the wireless industry joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer a robust and reliable Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.
There are three kinds of alerts: Imminent Threat Alerts, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts
To learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts click here: