June 29. In order to find out whether there will soon close to you some natural disaster, the owners of smartphones will be sufficient to look at the screen. Now the National Weather Service in a special state program will send a special message to all subscribers with a warning system for Tucson (Tucson).
Now the wireless alert system will warn people in advance of the upcoming hurricanes, floods, dust storms and tornadoes. The list of alerts do not intend to include showers and storms. This is due to their frequent appearances, which would entail sending multiple messages, just annoying the user, and will look like spam. Annoyed by persistent reports people in such a situation may completely abandon the important services, which is extremely undesirable.
Tucson will test in the coming months on an example of possible flooding in Pima County in July, August and September, and on other possible accidents. All users will receive signals from local stations in and only those events that are predicted for the territory in which they reside. Post, which will not exceed 90 characters and will remain free, will be assigned to a vibration signal and a special ringtone. In all smartphones service is enabled by default. It supports multiple mobile operators. Phones iPhone may join the program until the fall.