Cell Phones May Save Lives
Unless you are sitting in front of a television or listening to the radio, you may be out of the loop, but technology experts are now working feverishly to bring the cell phone emergency alert system to life.
The technology has been around for nearly a decade, according to reports, but was never implemented because it would have required a large financial investment on the part of cellular manufacturers.
Since land lines are becoming more and more obsolete and natural disasters are becoming more frequent, government officials say the time has come to use some of the excessive cellular overcharges to finance the endevor to save lives.
Messages will be sent directly to cell phone users telling them what is going on and what they should do to get out of harms way. For those not familiar with how these look on screen, the following is an example of what to expect.
You will see this message if there is still time to beat a hasty escape from disasters such as fires, oncoming flood waters or predicted hurricanes. There is a distinct possibility that you will survive.
This you will see if you didn't get the first message. Usually it is too late to find your car keys or other escape vehicle so it is best if you keep a close eye on things that may have become dangerously airborn.
This means you have definitly not been paying attention because your cell phone is not on or has been set to vibrate and is in the bottom of your purse or forgotten on your dresser. You are likely to sustain injuries if not protected by hiding under something.
This means you did not get any of the above messages.