What You Need to Know About the Presidential WEA Special Alert Today

It happens today on your phone at 2:18 p.m.

October 3, 2018

Photo Credit: Diane Lyn

Today at 2:18 p.m. ET, FEMA will send out an alert with the first message testing the new nationwide presidential-level Wireless Emergency Alert. You can not opt-out on this. The WEA that was supposed to happen on September 20, rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Here's what it will say::

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The message to smart phones will be followed by an Emergency Alert System message broadcast on every TV and radio at 2:20 p.m. ET. That will feature a voice that says:
“THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency, an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar Wireless Emergency Alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

To find out more: http://time.com/5400574/presidential-alert-donald-trump-fema/

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