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Why did I get a text message when I wasn't in the area under threat?

Emergency services can send warning messages to mobile telephones based on location of handsets and registered service addresses within a geographical area affected by an emergency.

Based on how mobile phone coverage works, it is possible that you may receive a text message if you are outside the area of risk but you are nearby.

If you are away from home but your mobile phone is registered to an address in the warning area you may be sent text message.

If you receive a warning message, it is important that you read the message carefully and understand whether you are required to take any action or not.