FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested
Federal News Radio 1500 AM: FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested
CMAS would allow three kinds of text messaging or wireless alert to be sent, said Fowlkes:
•Presidential Alerts - "Which would be the same as what the president might issue or FEMA might issue through the EAS system,
•Imminent Threat Alerts - Which Fowlkes said would warn when "there's a hurricane coming or a tornado coming," and then the
•Child Abduction Emergency/AMBER Alerts - Alerts related to missing or endangered children due to an abduction or runaway situation.
Fowlkes said the CMAS is slated to begin deployment in April 2012.
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