An emergency alert describes an ongoing emergency situation and is typical of what one might receive to their cellphone or smart device. The current article discusses warnings of imminent threats, along with a review of the research literature’s guidance behind writing effective emergency alerts. In recent years, there have been several changes to the Wireless Emergency Alert System used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the United States. Some of these changes are reviewed along with the potential benefits of each improvement.

Emergency Alerts

The term “emergency warning” is a broad term that refers to any type of communication that…

Daphne Whitmer

Dr. Daphne Whitmer is Research Psychologist with a background in Applied Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology.

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