Emergency Alert System

You may get an alert on your phone Wednesday. Here’s why

You may get an alert on your phone Wednesday. Here’s why

Tomorrow afternoon, you may notice a rare alert on your phone. This is part of a national test of the country's public alert and warning systems. Here are the details you need to know about the test. FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 11. FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests also help identify any needed technological and administrative improvements to the systems. This week’s testing will be the sixth test…
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