Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA, private industry and other local, state and federal partners are working together to make sure you can receive alerts and warnings quickly through several different technologies no matter where you are.
Organized by FEMA, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the Nation’s alert and warning infrastructure. It provides an effective way to alert and warn the public about emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.
For those with access and functional needs, many messages are TTY/TDD compatible and many devices have accessible accommodations. Review this alerts and warnings fact sheet created by America’s PrepareAthon! to make sure you will receive critical information as soon as possible so you can take action to be safe.
For more information on IPAWS, EAS, and WEA, visit http://www.ready.gov/alerts. Additionally you can check out FEMA’s online training course for IPAWS: