Civil Defence sent an emergency alert to mobile phones last night.
My farmer got it but I didn’t.
A few minutes later I read a tweet from a woman saying her husband had got the message and she hadn’t too.
I was just about to reply to the tweet saying the same had happened to us when I got the alert.
I hope that in a real emergency those few minutes wouldn’t matter.
A bigger problem was that I swiped my phone when I got the message, it disappeared before I’d read it properly and there’s no record of it.
An even bigger problem was that a lot of people didn’t get it at all.
In a real emergency there will be other methods of communication but mobile phones could be the best way to alert many people.