Who receives a WEA alert?
jurisdiction participating in the exercise will draw their geo-targeted map. We
are 100 percent certain cell phone or enabled mobile devices located outside,
but near, our jurisdiction will receive the WEA alert because this technology
uses carrier towers. Closer to rural areas, bleed over may be significant (up
to five miles) and in densely populated areas, it’s less (up to one mile). Officials
take issuing a WEA seriously – so if you receive a WEA, follow the protective
actions and immediately turn to local news for more details. During an actual
emergency officials are committed to providing critical life-saving
information; therefore, there is no exclusivity to this responsibility. We want
to ensure the safety of the public which means we will communicate as much as
possible in as many ways as possible.