Nationwide wireless emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

Nationwide wireless emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

Nationwide wireless emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

On Wednesday at 2:18 p.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system amd Emergency Alert System in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission. If a phone is off, or on a call at the time of the alert, the message many not come through. Here's what you need to know. In a background briefing for reporters, a senior FEMA official conceded there is no opting out of the alert but said the system is very well governed.

The Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts will be tested Wednesday. The alert can not be a personal message on behalf of the president.

Those interested can visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test, for additional information. "The upcoming national test will help identify and fix deficiencies in keeping the public informed".

When are the WEA and EAS Tests Happening?

This will be the first national test of the cell phone alerts.

What Happens During the WEA Test?

If your phone is turned off or if you are on an active call at the time of the alert, you won't receive the alert until you turn your phone on again or end your call.

The test comes in two different formats: the Wireless Emergency Alert and the Emergency Alert System. "No action is needed", officials said. Who Will Get the WEA Test? That includes iPhone and Android OS phones.

This is the only planned test of the EAS and WEA as of now, but that could change depending on the results of Wednesday's test.

You can't opt out of the WEA and EAS test, nor can you disable it. It's the same tone used for severe weather alerts and AMBER alerts. "You would not have a situation where any sitting president would wake up one morning and attempt to send a particular message".

When will I get the alert?

The WEA sends a message through your mobile carrier.

That name had generated questions about how and when the system can be used.

"Whether it's a natural disaster or an act of terrorism or a man-made event that could affect the general public in Hamilton County", she said.

Don't expect personal messages from the president.

Okay, So What is a Presidential Alert?

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