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Emergency Alert system testing

The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.

The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone

when lives are in danger. It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as

severe flooding. The first test will take place on SUNDAY 23 APRIL at 3p.m.


Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an

area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number,

or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency

services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone,

you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.


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If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud,

siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the

emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert

is genuine at gov.uk/alerts. If for any reason you don't want to receive the alert, please unsubscribe to the alerts via the government website.


If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the

instructions. You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information

on how to opt out please go to gov.uk/alerts

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.

The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone

when lives are in danger.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as

severe flooding.

Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an

area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number,

or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency

services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone,

you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud,

siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the

emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert

is genuine at gov.uk/alerts

If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the

instructions.

You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information

on how to opt out please go to gov.uk/alerts

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit gov.uk/alerts

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