Have you ever seen an emergency alert on your phone or heard a radio program interrupted by a harsh tone followed by a warning?
Here’s what you need to know about emergency alerts and the authorities behind them:
What are emergency alerts?
Whenever there’s a serious emergency affecting a large group of people, it can be important to deliver information swiftly and through reliable channels.
In 2006, then-President George W. Bush signed an executive order to set up an “effective, reliable, integrated, flexible and comprehensive system” to alert and warn the American people in...