October 28, 2013
The bill, (H.R. 3300) reauthorizes FEMA through Fiscal Year 2016 at $972 million each year, consistent with current funding levels. Some $12 million of the total would provide Congressional authorization for FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, which uses several technologies to simultaneously send alerts through many different channels. EAS, along with wireless alerts, Internet services and NOAA, is part of IPAWS.
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