A few days ago my cell phone went off for an emergency alert system test.
There was an emergency alert in Hawaii last year that turned out to be false. The threat of an incoming missile was incorrect. Officials did not correct this for some 38 minutes.
I have a request to the tall foreheads setting up this emergency alert system. Don’t warn me of an incoming atomic missile. There’s nothing I can do in this case, and would rather be surprised than spend a minute or so in dread.
I also have a dumb question.
Will this alert go off if my phone is in airplane mode? Supposing its a hurricane warning, telling me to take cover.
What do you think is the right answer here? That’s the dumb question.