Recently we had a epic storm in our area that included nearly 12″ of snow, very low temperatures and blizzard conditions. This caused an Emergency Alert to be broadcast by the government. What was most annoying to many in our area is that the alert was posted at 4:00 AM the day before the storm which hit in the evening of the next day. A friend of mine was asking me about it and I didn’t know much. I didn’t get the alert; I assume because I’m on AT&T & he is on Verizon. I had seen tweets about the alerts from a local meteorologist. Here it is:
— Jason Parkin (@dsmwx) December 19, 2012
By clicking the link in the tweet above, you can get a lot of info & frequently asked questions about the system. Now, if you want to know how to turn them off, here’s what to do. Just open your Settings app, tap Notifications & scroll all the way to the bottom. Again, if you don’t see these switches, your provider doesn’t support these alerts yet.
Hope this helps! Let us know in the comments if you see these and what provider you have so we can get a better idea of who is supporting these alerts at this time and who’s not.