FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested

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    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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