Saving Lives with NWS Activation of Wireless Alerts
WEA represents an innovative partnership where the Federal Government, commercial wireless industry, emergency management community, and academia are working together to save lives. During 2014, extensive meetings were held to identify how advances in technology, social science, and impact-based warning could be leveraged to improve public response to WEA over the next 5 to 10 years.
This paper will describe some of the techniques being used to improve NWS messaging over WEA, potential changes to WEA over the coming years, and the challenges ahead. Continued improvement to alert and warning technologies, social science, and best practices will lead to improved warning services with fewer lives lost during dangerous environmental conditions.
Supplementary URL: http://weather.gov/wirelessalerts