Emergency Broadcasts and Public Safety Frequencies
I've just recently learned that Apple will be turning off your ability to get an Emergency Broadcast System alerts. They will be turned off or deleted from your phone. This is likely to happen tonight. To prevent this, immediately go to Settings, and look under General for Software Updates. Then turn off your Automatic Downloads. If you have an Android, Google is likely to follow suit.
Communications are vitally important and the purpose of the Emergency Broadcast System.
One of the biggest lessons for me while living through the fires in Texas in 2011 and 2012, was the importance of communications. The amount of hysteria and mis communication - by citizens and authorities was part of the panic everyone was feeling. But getting information of any kind was important and somewhat soothing - even if it turned out to be incorrect later. There is no worse feeling than not knowing anything.
I happened to be in my towns little drug store and saw they had emergency radios for sale. Yup, I picked one up. You never know...
And for those of you with a technical bent:
Public Safety Frequencies | Public Safety Radio Bands USA
PLEASE you Canadians and Irish and Australians! Put your frequencies in the comments down below.
Public Safety Frequencies 25 to 50MHz 150 to 162MHz 173.2 to 173.4MHz 220 to 222MHz 450 to 470MHz 470 to 512MHz 764 to 776MHz 794 to 806 MHz 806 to 821 MHz 821 to 824 MHz 851 to 866 MHz 866 to 869 MHz
Narrowband and Broadband Public Safety Frequencies (these are more specific?)
Following table-1 mentions narrowband and broadband Public Safety Frequencies. The bands are used in IMT standard. It delivers data rate of 384Kbps. It supports range from of 503m or 1523m.