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Britons to be sent ‘danger to life’ text alerts in national security test

First round of tests to focus on extreme weather events

Emily Atkinson
Monday 13 March 2023 08:13 GMT

People across the country will soon see “danger to life” alerts popping up on their phone screens as part of a UK-wide national security test.

Warning texts will be sent to millions of devices, setting off an alarm, as the government puts its new emergency system to the test.

The new measure has been established to warn the public of potentially life-threatening situations nearby, with the first round of tests set to focus on flooding and other extreme weather events.

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