Eli Blumenthal USA TODAY Published 3:47 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 As the Internet continues to react to the first test of President Donald Trump's new emergency alert system, there is a way for you to turn the feature off on Android and iOS devices. Before we go further: It is important to note that presidential alert is mandatory and cannot be turned off. And while other emergency alerts may annoy some, they are designed to help and protect people so you may want to think twice about turning any off. Wondering about these emergency alerts are? Amber Alerts, short for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, are notifications sent out by law enforcement agencies to help find abducted children. Emergency Alerts, meanwhile, include alerts from the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and, now, the president of the United States. If you still are looking to disable them, here's … [Read more...] about Presidential alert: How to turn off other wireless emergency alarms
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Fredreka Schouten and Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 10:23 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 Cellphones across the United States will be buzzing in unison Wednesday with a special test message from the Trump administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the national system that allows "presidential alerts" to hit the majority of cellphones. The goal is to warn residents of national emergencies, such as dangerous weather. The test is scheduled to occur at 2:18 p.m. EDT. However, some people are not pleased, complaining they don't want to receive any form of alert from the president. "I don't want this," actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Saturday. "How do we opt out, @fema?" Unlike emergency alerts and Amber alerts, these presidential alerts cannot be turned off, according to FEMA. "The Communications Act of 1934 established the authority for the President to use certain private sector communications systems for priority communications, such as sending … [Read more...] about Presidential alerts: Can I turn off notifications from FEMA, Trump?
Another barrage of heavy rain and strong winds is set to pound blustery Britain bringing a risk of flooding and travel disruption. Potent frontal systems from the south-west will whip up a strong south-westerly wind which will sweep across the UK during Thursday. Coventry has been subject to rain and strong winds in the aftermath of Storm Helene in recent days. A yellow level warning for rain has been issued for Thursday between 4am and 10pm for north-east and north-west England, Wales, and the Yorkshire & Humber region. Downpours will move north-east across the country from the south-west with heaviest falls in Wales and north-west England. Between 40-60mm (one and a half to two and a half inches) is likely in areas covered by the alert with up to four inches (100mm) possible on higher ground. Strong winds and coastal gales can also be expected. Meanwhile, further south there will be squally winds during Thursday afternoon. Rain will clear south-eastwards overnight into Friday and … [Read more...] about Britain braced for MORE storms with heavy rain and flooding
Friday could be the hottest ever July day, before thunderstorms provide slight relief from the scorching heatwave. After weeks without rain, torrential downpours are forecast to hit parts of the UK, with as much as 30mm (1.2in) expected to fall in just an hour. A sizzling 36C (96.8F) is forecast for the south east, and a thunderstorm warning is in place for eastern and northern parts of England from Friday afternoon. With a chance of hail and strong winds alongside the torrential downpours, the temperature could drop back to the high 20s, meteorologist Alex Burkill said. The heatwave is causing a number of problems for people across the UK, but apparently it's having one positive effect for men, reports the Mirror. Some men are claiming that the heat is giving them 'summer penis', a phenomenon in which heat causes the penis to appear bigger. This is of course, not to be confused with summer penile syndrome, where men suffer with itchy, painful bites on their genitals. The term … [Read more...] about The surprising benefit the heatwave is having on men’s penises
Coventry and Warwickshire has been basking in continual sunshine for over two weeks, but the heatwave seems to finally be coming to an end. Thousands of us have been hitting the beach and firing up the BBQs for weeks on end as the scorching temperatures continue up and down the country. But the sizzling summer could be brought to an abrupt end as tropical Storm Chris moves across the Atlantic. Expecting to pick up hurricane-speed winds at sea, the Met Office predict Storm Chris will bring cooler temperatures and damp weather as we head towards the end of this week. Currently building on America's east coast, the tropical storm is likely to be upgraded to a hurricane in the next few days. Its ferocious winds are forecast to mix with current weather systems over the ocean, landing on British shores next weekend, The Mirror reported. Becky Mitchell, Met Office meteorologist, said: "The remnants of Storm Chris could move across the Atlantic and get caught up in different weather … [Read more...] about Storm Chris could sweep Britain and end summer heatwave