REPORT: FEMA Sending Out IPaws Alerts! Multiple Reports
According to many news sources and Social Media, FEMA is apparently sending out IPaws Alerts to people in droves.
November 7, 2016
According to several sources, as well as Twitter and Local Fire and EMS in several states, FEMA has been sending out IPaws Alerts to thousands of people. Some people are becoming slightly unnerved considering there was a report issued on Friday that said a terror attack was likely on Monday (today).
Update – States with claims of alerts being received are as follows:
MO, IA, WI, FL, ME, NE, OR, NC, VT, OK, WV, CO, NV, VA, TX, PA, KS, TN, NH, IL, MT
Update – Content of Alert:
Severe Alert – Test: IPAWSTester – Area Emergency Test #1
What is FEMA IPAWS?
FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is an internet-based capability Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local authorities can use to issue critical public alerts and warnings.
According to FEMA, IPAWS was built to ensure that under all conditions the President of the United States can alert and warn the American people. IPAWS allows alerting authorities to deliver alerts simultaneously through multiple communications devices reaching as many people as possible. These communication pathways include Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) that send messages directly to smartphones, even when cellular networks are overloaded and can no longer support person-to-person calls, texts, or emails.
No Official Response has been issued explaining the large amount of Alerts being sent out as of the publishing of this article
We will keep you updated as news comes in.