For the first time ever Wednesday, all Americans nationwide will receive an alert on their cellphones from President Trump in first test of national warning system.
Today at 2:18 PM EST, your cell phone if you live anywhere in America will receive a jarringly-loud and potentially frightening text message from President Donald Trump. It is not political but it is not optional either. FEMA has created what they are calling the National Presidential Emergency Alert System, and it is designed for the president to send a message to every person at the same time. Unlike the current emergency and AMBER alerts, there is no way to toggle it off on your phone.
Does this new system make you feel safer, or will it be used to float false flags events? Ia this a proper use of technology, or is it the New World Order tightening the leash? Much needed safety feature, or Mark of the Beast? Please comment below.
FROM CBS NEWS: The test, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. ET, is the first test of a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis. That could include a missile launched by another country at the U.S. or a tsunami.
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously,” FEMA’s Antwane Johnson told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. “It has some direct impact on either life or safety.”
Johnson directs the agency’s public alert warning system that will send out the nationwide test of the presidential alert Wednesday. “If we have something that’s of national significance, we can rapidly notify the American public of that event,” Johnson said.
Americans will receive a non-optional cell phone alert from president in first national test of emergency warning system today
Government agencies nationwide have issued more than 40,000 emergency alerts to cellphones since 2012. But those Amber and weather alerts target specific regions. This new presidential alert will be nationwide and only used for advance warning of national crises.
“The fact that you can’t turn this alert off, that it will be something that will arrive on your phone whether you like it or not, I think was perhaps upsetting and concerning to some people,” said Andy Whitehouse, who teaches communications at Columbia University.
“It should be reserved for true situations, true emergencies when we need to get the public’s attention,” former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said, adding it is designed to be used very specifically – and rarely.
“This is something that should not be used for a political agenda,” Jeh Johnson said. That’s especially important because no one can opt out of these alerts, he said.
“Now you know you say presidential alert and some people are thinking, ‘Aw man, I see President Trump sending out Twitter messages all day long. Does this mean I’m going to get whatever message President Trump wants to send out through this alert system now?'” Werner said.
“No, not at all. One thing that we need make very clear is that there are laws, policies and procedures that are in place, other protocols to assure that the system is used in accordance with its intended use as defined by the law,” Johnson responded. READ MORE