Who receives a WEA alert?

jurisdiction participating in the exercise will draw their geo-targeted map. We
are 100 percent certain cell phone or enabled mobile devices located outside,
but near, our jurisdiction will receive the WEA alert because this technology
uses carrier towers. Closer to rural areas, bleed over may be significant (up
to five miles) and in densely populated areas, it’s less (up to one mile). Officials
take issuing a WEA seriously – so if you receive a WEA, follow the protective
actions and immediately turn to local news for more details. During an actual
emergency officials are committed to providing critical life-saving
information; therefore, there is no exclusivity to this responsibility. We want
to ensure the safety of the public which means we will communicate as much as
possible in as many ways as possible.

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1. When and Where is the regional test occurring?
2. What is the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system?
3. What’s so special about this test?
4. What is the WEA test message that will appear on my cell phone or enabled mobile device?
5. How will I know the difference between WEA and a regular text message?
6. Does a member of the public sign up for WEA alerts?
7. Who receives a WEA alert?
8. How does WEA work?
9. What types of alerts are sent through WEA?
10. How are WEA alerts delivered to the public?
11. How geographically precise is WEA?
12. What if a real-world event happens on test day?
13. Why did you need to test the system?
14. Will a person receive multiple WEA alerts?
15. What is the difference between a WEA alert and Alert Prince George's?
16. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages?
17. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me?
18. Are consumers able to receive WEAs on a prepaid phone?
19. How will I receive alerts if I don't have a WEA-capable device?
20. I received the alert later than others/or not at all. Why?
21. I’m an international visitor to the NCR. Will my phone receive a WEA?
22. Why are you doing this test now, did something happen that made it necessary?
23. How will the success of this test be measured?
24. How can I find out more information about WEA?
25. Who can I contact to find out more information about the WEA test in my jurisdiction?