Emergency alerts may be coming to Amazon Alexa within a year

On this week's Federal Emergency Management Agency podcast, the director of the national emergency alerting system (IPAWS) mentions that FEMA has been in dicussions with Amazon about pushing emergency alerts to Alexa smart devices within the next year.

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/audio/185904

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1581516469042-7fbd06067a50c2aa33fe60e8df2a5b5d/FINAL_IPAWS_TRANSCRIPT.docx

You may remember last year, I was trying to get smart speaker vendors to add emergency alerts. But the program managers at those companies said they had no plans to add emergency alerts.