Did you know you get automatic AMBER Alerts on your phone?
If you live in Virginia and you heard a loud sound on your phone earlier today, it was an automatic AMBER alert that was issued for a five-year-old girl who was found safe later in the day.
Many phone users were startled by the loud sound and according to WTVR.com, a text message automatically popped up on citizens’ home screens.
This alert is part of Wireless Emergency Alerts, a system of nationwide emergency texts.
These are sent out by government officials at the local and state level who are authorized to do so.