Tuesday, September 26, 2023

FEMA to test national alert system

FEMA to test national alert system
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) that is scheduled to commence at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
  • According to FEMA’s press release, while the upcoming alert marks the third nationwide test, it will only be the second time all consumer cellular devices are included.
Depending on individual handset settings, users will receive the message in either English: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. 
No action is needed,” or Spanish: “ESTA ES UNA PRUEBA del Sistema Nacional de Alerta de Emergencia. No se necesita acción.”...

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