An SMS is sent to emergency broadcasters when the box below is ticked. It is automatically ticked for Warning, Watch & Act, Emergency Warning and Evacuation messages. This is located underneath the distribution lists in the Attributes section.
Selecting this option will send an SMS that prompts people to check their emails. If you choose this option an SMS will be sent to all recipients on the distribution list/s that you have chosen. You can find information on distribution lists here.
When an SMS shouldn't be sent:
- For Advice, All Clear, Community Information warnings.
- If an insignificant change is being made to the warning (i.e. correcting a typo).
- If it is a long running event and the warning is being updated without significant change.