Caveat: Emergency!

It was only a test.

My phone surprised me this morning. It announced an emergency, but it was only a test. Some kind of national wireless emergency test message. But my phone made noises I've never heard it make before – it was a bit alarming, until I figured out what it was about.

The Korean government sends out advisories and warnings all the time – flood warnings for some area nearby, heat wave advisories, extreme cold advisories – those messages were part of the background of my everyday life in Korea, and I rather enjoyed getting them, because they would give me opportunities to decipher some Korean language.

But that kind of thing doesn't happen in the US, right? The US is in the technological dark ages… until today! 

Well. Consider me alerted.


[daily log: walking, 3km]