Don’t look for severe weather alerts on your cell phone from the federal government JUST yet. A new program that was supposed to start earlier this month has been pushed back to start around the middle of next week. The new alerts will come from the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service. When an event happens, like severe weather, they will go out to all phones on towers in the effected area, so users with capable phones will get the warnings no matter where they are.
Government postpones severe weather alert phone service
June 20, 2012 By