Wireless Emergency Alert

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has added the use of Wireless Emergency Alert technology to the list of methods for distributing AMBER alerts.

It's important to note that these notifications are not sent by UWF. If there is a situation of danger at UWF, students, faculty and staff will be notified separately from through a UWF notice or Argo Alert.

Wireless Emergency Alert is an emergency alerting technology that is manufactured directly into your mobile device. Generally, most devices manufactured within the last 1-2 years will have this technology installed. One of the advantages of WEA is that anyone located within the warned geographical region with a capable device will receive the alert. You do have the capability to modify what type of WEA messages you receive by accessing the settings in your device.

Examples of alerts that may be sent using this technology include: Tornado Warnings, Flash Flood Warnings, Hurricane Warnings, U.S. Presidential Emergency Messages, AMBER Alerts and other immediate life-threatening warnings.