Disrupting Disasters

Nov 18, 2020

5 min read

Together: Moving WEA Forward a Tenth of a Mile at a Time

COVID-19 WEA message sent to Harris County, TX residents on November 17, 2020.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) have come along way. Established in 2008 by the Warning, Alert and Response Network Act, WEA became operational in 2012. It is a unique public-private partnership: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency working with the wireless industry, on a voluntary basis, to provide actionable emergency information to the…