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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious if anybody has gotten the Wireless Emergency Alerts that our phone can receive? If so did they have a special ringtone and vibration like it says in the user guide?

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Not yet. But mine are turned on and I'm pretty sure they're on by default.
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Where is the settings for it?
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Messaging > Menu > Settings > Emergency alerts. I'm actually running Harmonia 3.08a right now to test out your ROM, and I see that that screen is blank, although on stock and other ROMs, the checkboxes are there.
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Yes, and its annoying. It makes the normal emergency tone you hear on TV.

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Messaging > Menu > Settings > Emergency alerts. I'm actually running Harmonia 3.08a right now to test out your ROM, and I see that that screen is blank, although on stock and other ROMs, the checkboxes are there.
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If you don't see them on 3.08a, then you had a bad flash or something. It's definitely there.

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The emergency alert system on your EVO won't give you common severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, etc. The system is there for particularly dangerous situations, for example the National Weather Service sees a possible tornado outbreak and issues a particularly dangerous situation tornado watch/warning (2011 super outbreak) has to be issued by FEMA or your state emergency management agency. Other examples a possible hazmat situation that may threaten a city, township, county, nuclear emergencies, hurricane evacuations.
Don't rely on this feature if you see that severe weather is coming and feel that you may need to take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe.
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If you do want real time push notifications for severe weather, get the weather channel app, which is available in the play store. It's really good, and the wide widget is always sitting on one of my home screens.
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The best alert I have found is Simple Weather Alert, which uses the NWS system to process alerts. It's been great so far, my mom and I both use it.

I use that for alerts, stock Sense clock for basic weather, and Weather Bug for more in depth. This gives me a good all around approach that is light on the battery. Then I have my suite of weather/tornado chasing apps (I'm a trained weather spotter for NWS), these are overkill unless you live in an area with tornado activity.
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I've been getting severe weather and tornado warnings through it. It's freaking loud lol
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Would the alerts still go off if the phone was on vibrate or silent?
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The emergency alert system on your EVO won't give you common severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, etc. The system is there for particularly dangerous situations, for example the National Weather Service sees a possible tornado outbreak and issues a particularly dangerous situation tornado watch/warning (2011 super outbreak) has to be issued by FEMA or your state emergency management agency. Other examples a possible hazmat situation that may threaten a city, township, county, nuclear emergencies, hurricane evacuations.
Don't rely on this feature if you see that severe weather is coming and feel that you may need to take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe.
How about the emergency alert that will notify me when my mother-in-law is coming?
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The emergency alert system on your EVO won't give you common severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, etc.
Um, yes it will. My EVO scared the crap out of me with a flash flood warning. There are four kinds of warnings you can select and I turned off the Severe one.
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One came in about half hour after I got the phone. Scared the crap out of me.
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Um, yes it will. My EVO scared the crap out of me with a flash flood warning. There are four kinds of warnings you can select and I turned off the Severe one.
The flash flood warning was issued by your state emergency management agency then forwarded to the NWS to be broadcasted. Thanks, these alerts won't come across if they are not issued from FEMA or SEMA
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Interestingly enough I started getting THE SAME ONE multiple times a day: "Flash Flood Warning this area til 6:00PM CDT. Avoid Flood area. Check local media - NWS" ... over and over and over again ... I just disabled ALL emergency alerts, to see if that would cure the problem. Does anybody else have this issue? Any suggestions about how to still receive valid ones, while cleaning up this specific false one?
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On stocki get those messages and when I check my texts it comes up yellow while everything else is white
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I'm vacationing in Vegas and got my first emergency alert. I've never seen those before. My gf and friend received the same one
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I get flash food warnings all the time probably about 10 to 15 since having this phone....
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I've been getting dust storm warnings. Need to figure out how to disable this thing.
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ive gotten an emergency alert when a storm swept through my area and knocked all the power out it scared the crap out of me aswell
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Lol yeah it's a little crazy right now right
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Just got my first tornado warning but I received it 20 minutes after the warning had expired. That's not very nice.
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The emergency alert system on your EVO won't give you common severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, etc. The system is there for particularly dangerous situations, for example the National Weather Service sees a possible tornado outbreak and issues a particularly dangerous situation tornado watch/warning (2011 super outbreak) has to be issued by FEMA or your state emergency management agency. Other examples a possible hazmat situation that may threaten a city, township, county, nuclear emergencies, hurricane evacuations.
Don't rely on this feature if you see that severe weather is coming and feel that you may need to take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe.
I got a flash flood warning yesterday
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Just got my first tornado warning but I received it 20 minutes after the warning had expired. That's not very nice.
Lmao. Better late than never?
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Just got one today about rain
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what I find offensive is that "presidential alerts" are always enabled.....as if I give a rats ass what sort of propaganda they want to push to my phone without my consent.

weather alerts are REAL on the other hand so I can understand their need....but those CAN be disabled

is this common across all android or is it a government mandate that all carriers and providers do it? (or else lose their grace with the FCC)
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Just more bullish!t to make all of us slaves feel a little safer.
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what I find offensive is that "presidential alerts" are always enabled.....as if I give a rats ass what sort of propaganda they want to push to my phone without my consent.

weather alerts are REAL on the other hand so I can understand their need....but those CAN be disabled

is this common across all android or is it a government mandate that all carriers and providers do it? (or else lose their grace with the FCC)

Presidential alerts are to alert the public to national emergencies or disasters such as terrorist attacks...nort propaganda. My understanding is that newer devices have these alerts (I believe mandated by the FCC) and that the supposed goal is to have a more informed public about various emergencies.
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Yes, and its annoying. It makes the normal emergency tone you hear on TV.

Yes, I had two emergency alerts come through last night because there were tornadoes in the area. The sound was the same as what you hear on telly. I had the volume on the phone turned completely off, too, and it still made the sound. What really annoyed me was that I could not get the message off of my phone's screen each time. I tried over and over and over and over to get rid of it, and finally I was able to, but I was unable to simply and quickly delete it like I would do a normal text message. How can I get rid of these messages off my phone screen right away after receiving them?
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I have never received one of these. We have a flash flood warning going on here right now, and all my co-workers on Sprint with Android based phones got the warning, but I didn't. I never got them on my last EVO V either. I have all alerts checked except test.

I am wondering if there is some flag flipped on my account or the entire KC area for that matter. My wife never gets any on her One V either.
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I am wondering if there is some flag flipped on my account or the entire KC area for that matter. My wife never gets any on her One V either.
KC as in Kansas City?
I live here and I got 2 warnings today . A flash flood warning at like 4AM and an Amber Alert at like 2PM. This das the first time I ever got any, so it was weird.
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I live in the Hudson Valley of NY and I received a severe thunderstorm alert last month (first time ever seeing an alert pop up) My friend who has the iPhone 5 on sprint also received the alert the same time as me.
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I live in the Hudson Valley of NY and I received a severe thunderstorm alert last month (first time ever seeing an alert pop up) My friend who has the iPhone 5 on sprint also received the alert the same time as me.
No way! I grew up in the hudson valley area all my life. Just moved to philli recently.
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Being in the emergency services for 10 years and emergency management (fire officer) for 3 years before calling it quits do not rely on these alerts on your phone. Buy a NOAA weather radio if you want to get alerts and warnings before severe weather or a life threatening situation strikes. Also with many 911 centers making use of reverse 911 were 911 calls you in case of severe weather or life threatening situation (hazmat, nuclear emergency, etc) call your local 911 center and ask about reverse 911 if they have it implemented you can register your cell phone to be called, most dispatch centers have your landline phone already in the system. If you do not own a landline phone call and ask about reverse 911. Wireless emergency alerts rely on cell towers...if a violent long tracked tornado destroys cell towers don't rely on getting the warning.
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KC as in Kansas City?
I live here and I got 2 warnings today . A flash flood warning at like 4AM and an Amber Alert at like 2PM. This das the first time I ever got any, so it was weird.
Yep. Neither my wife nor I got the alerts. Not a big deal to me, just thought it was weird.
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No way! I grew up in the hudson valley area all my life. Just moved to philli recently.
Wow, how cool!!! I love it here! So much cool stuff to see :-D
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I've received two of them in the past month...but none at all up until then.

One was an amber alert, and the other was for flash flooding. The flood warning woke me up at 3am ...and there was NO FLOODING BTW.
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I've received two of them in the past month...but none at all up until then.

One was an amber alert, and the other was for flash flooding. The flood warning woke me up at 3am ...and there was NO FLOODING BTW.
Lol they just say it as a warning so we'd be more careful.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I got an Amber alert on my phone today, it was just a pop up box with a message.
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Lol they just say it as a warning so we'd be more careful.
I just got another flash flood warning for my area until 1am while I was eating dinner. The family looked at me funny when the phone in my pocket started going ape5h!t.
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I just got another flash flood warning for my area until 1am while I was eating dinner. The family looked at me funny when the phone in my pocket started going ape5h!t.

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