Cell phone warnings could save lives - KCTV5

Cell phone warnings could save lives

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Closed captioning information

    Closed captioning information

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:07 PM EDT2016-03-22 20:07:47 GMT

    FCC rules require broadcast stations to make sure that complaints about closed captioning can be easily made, and addressed in a timely manner. Station point of contact information for immediate concerns

    More >

    FCC rules require broadcast stations to make sure that complaints about closed captioning can be easily made, and addressed in a timely manner. Station point of contact information for immediate concerns

    More >
  • About Tucson News Now

    About Us

    About Tucson News Now Tucson News Now is the Internet home for KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson and KMSB, the FOX affiliate in Tucson. On Feb. 1, 2012, Raycom Media, Inc., which owns KOLD and the Belo

    Learn more about Tucson News Now.

    More >
  • No, someone did not mistake a mountain lion for a lost cat

    No, someone did not mistake a mountain lion for a lost cat

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-12-11 18:30:44 GMT
    (source: Facebook)(source: Facebook)

    It's been making the rounds on Facebook and elsewhere, a photo of a mountain lion getting a bath in someone's tub. There's even a dab of soap on the big cat's sweet-yet-fierce-looking face. The caption says: FOUND: Cat was at my front door this evening. Ate 3 big cans of tuna. Was covered in dirt and leaves, so we gave him a bath. If you know anyone who is missing a Siamese (maybe) in North Rancho please tell them to PM me."  It's shocking and hilarious and shareable, b...

    More >

    It's been making the rounds on Facebook and elsewhere, a photo of a mountain lion getting a bath in someone's tub. There's even a dab of soap on the big cat's sweet-yet-fierce-looking face. The caption says: FOUND: Cat was at my front door this evening. Ate 3 big cans of tuna. Was covered in dirt and leaves, so we gave him a bath. If you know anyone who is missing a Siamese (maybe) in North Rancho please tell them to PM me."  It's shocking and hilarious and shareable, b...

    More >

During the monsoon, storms can form in a matter of minutes and dangerous conditions can come out of seemingly no where. Radio and Television has traditionally been the source of most weather warnings, but in the last few years, warnings are able to be broadcast through your smart phone.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are sent out by government agencies to participating cell-phone providers who then pass those warnings along to users who are in the warning area. Major weather warnings are covered by this system along with other major events:

  •    Tsunami Warnings (see Fact Sheet)
  •    Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings
  •    Hurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings

Along with the weather warnings, Amber Alerts are able to be broadcast to your cell phone. The hope is to give you the information you need quickly and help keep you out of harms way.

Here is an example of what that warning might look like:

 

Of course, when you get one of these warnings, the best place to turn is your TucsonNewsNow weather app to see the warnings and storms in real-time.

Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.