This just in…..
Tomorrow between 10AM-3PM, New York City OEM and the federal government (FEMA) will test the Wireless Emergency Alert System, a new system that allows authorized officials to send alerts to enabled mobile phones.
Depending on the model of your phone and carrier you may receive TEST messages. These messages will look similar to a text message and be accompanied by audible alerts. For more info see attached, or contact your mobile service provider.
You can read more here https://attachments.sendwordnow.com/Attachments.aspx?token=fa6c5b3c-9f48-4774-8998-63134752cb7e
This is going to be interesting!!
I tracked all communication about Hurricane Irene through Twitter, and I found updates and links were superlative. I truly hope once the review of the event happens, that no one finds fault in how the Office of Emergency Management – OEM (@NotifyNYC) – and the NYC Mayors office (@NYCMayorsOffice) handled communications and preparation management. I think they did a great job.
It was an exciting 48 hours that leaves me with the question…’now what?’