Still Waters Posted yesterday at 02:01 PM #1 Share Posted yesterday at 02:01 PM (IP: Staff) · A new government public warning system, in which alerts are sent to mobile phone users about events that may put their life in danger, has been launched in the UK with a nationwide trial planned next month. The Cabinet Office said the emergency alert system could be deployed in events such as severe flooding, fires or extreme weather, noting that similar systems had been credited with saving lives in countries including the Netherlands and Japan. It will revolutionise our ability to warn and inform people who are in immediate danger, and help us keep people safe. As we’ve seen in the US and elsewhere, the buzz of a phone can save a life.” The government said there had already been successful trials of the UK system in East Suffolk and Reading. A nationwide trial is set for the early evening of 23 April. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/19/uk-launches-emergency-phone-alerts-public-warning-system 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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