Amber alert system raises questions - Feb 1st, 2013 - National

— Questions are being raised about how effective a new national Amber Alert system for cell phones may be if the alerts, which have already taken tens of people by surprise, are disabled by users. The newly-expanded system is an effort by FEMA to update the way it reaches people. One Florida resident says her phone blasted her awake one early morning and she wondered if the alert was spam.