Is the phone making a lot of noise? Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Coming on October 4!

This is just a test!

Federal officials are conducting a nationwide test of their emergency alert system and wireless emergency alerts scheduled for 2:20 p.m. EST (11:20 a.m. PST) on Wednesday (October 4).

This is part of its annual effort to ensure emergency systems are working properly, FEMA says.

Keep reading to know more…

Wireless Emergency Alerts will be sent to mobile phones, while the Emergency Alert System portion of the trial will be sent to radios and televisions.

Mobile phone users whose phones are turned on and within range of an active cell tower will receive the national test, called the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

Wireless carriers will transmit the test for 30 minutes, but your phone should receive the alert only once for just a few seconds, according to federal officials.

Your phone will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is required”.

If a person is on the phone at the time of the test, the call will not be interrupted.

The radio and television alert will be a one-minute test, officials said. It will read: “This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. ET. This is just a test. “No action is required from the public.”

Do not be alarmed!

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