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  1. LoganH

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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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    Fortunately, no not yet. :)
     
  3. metal571

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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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    Found it (thanks :))
    If you don't see them on 3.08a, then you had a bad flash or something. It's definitely there.

    The only one not checked on my phone is test.
     
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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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    How about the emergency alert that will notify me when my mother-in-law is coming?
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    I've already gotten 2. Both were for severe thunderstorm and flash flooding here in NYC.
     
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    Lol yeah it's a little crazy right now right
     
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