OEC Outreach Clips: Questions About WEA Use in NY/NJ Bombings, Source Emergency Management

Much is being said and asked about the use of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to help find the suspect for the recent New York/New Jersey bombings. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has publicly bragged on WEA, and said the city will use it again. Some media reports tout this as the first use of WEA for a manhunt. And questions have come up from citizens who want to know why the WEA message didn’t include an image of the suspect. In our opinion, the use of WEA for this particular situation is brag-worthy. Questions About WEA Use in NY/NJ Bombings