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On January 31, 2018, the Commission released a Second Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration that will improve Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) by increasing the geographic accuracy of these alerts so that they reach the intended communities without disturbing others.  The order also requires that WEA-capable mobile devices preserve the alerts for 24 hours so consumers have more time to review emergency information.  During this 24-hour period, the messages displayed must continue to be accessible to people with disabilities.   

Links to the Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration: 
URL:      https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-improves-wireless-emergency-alerts-0
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-4A1.docx  
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-4A1.pdf
Text:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-4A1.txt

News Release:
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-348932A1.docx
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-348932A1.pdf
Text:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-348932A1.txt

For more information, please contact James Wiley at 202-418-1678 or James.Wiley@fcc.gov.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.  

Updated: 
Friday, October 4, 2019