FEMA Urges Preparedness for Hurricanes and Severe Weather

Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2012, FEMA is providing additional tools for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials to alert and warn the public about severe weather. Using the Commercial Mobile Alert System, or CMAS, which is a part of FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, this structure will be used to deliver Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to wireless carriers for distribution to the public.

For more on family preparedness, visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes for more planning information and safety tips.

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