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Cal OES Wireless Emergency Alerts Website November 20, 2014

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Purpose

In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) headed this effort to support the use of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) available to the state of California.

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Intended Audience

This website is intended to assist alerting authorities to understand the purpose of IPAWS and WEAs and how to use these tools effectively. In addition, it is intended to educate the citizens of the state of California on what WEAs are and why they are used.