Wireless Emergency Alert on a cellphone

Longer Messages Are Needed for Wireless Emergency Alerts

A DHS study says 90-character WEA messages create a "milling" effect and are insufficient to convince people to take protective action.

Nearly Half of Americans Threatened by Earthquakes, Study Finds

That number is a sharp jump from the figure in 1994, when FEMA estimated that 75 million Americans in 39 states were at risk from earthquakes.

Emergency Managers Debate the Need for Background Checks for Volunteers

Around the nation, volunteers at a range of levels are having their histories poked and prodded before they’re allowed to join the CERT.