Tomorrow (Wednesday) 10/3, you’ll get a test emergency alert message on your phone at 2:18 PM EDT. This is a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Please help share this reminder so your friends and family members are prepared.
What to expect:
You’ll hear a loud tone & vibration.
A message box will pop up on the screen and will show a message that starts with “THIS IS A TEST” and ends with “No action is needed.”
If you’re watching TV or listening to the radio, you may also see or hear a test message around the same time.
This nationwide test is to ensure that during a major national emergency affecting public safety, it will be possible to alert people quickly. FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission will be evaluating the readiness of the emergency alert infrastructure to see if improvements are needed.
For more information, please visit fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.