Wide Presidential Alert To Be Tested Tomorrow

FEMA to test emergency alert system Wednesday

FEMA to test emergency alert system Wednesday

Tomorrow - Wednesday October 3 - your phone will receive a text message; assuming you're in the USA, that is, and use Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint as your carrier.

A new lawsuit filed in NY is seeking to stop the implementation of FEMA's new "Presidential Alert" messaging system, an alert used for national emergencies that can be deployed by President Trump.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it'll sound like an Amber Alert or flood warning.

The test will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at exactly 2:18 PM EDT. "No action is needed", officials said.

Cell phones that are turned on and within the range of an active cell tower are expected to receive the message.

The nationwide test will pop a message box up on your phone, accompanied by a tone and vibration. That test will assess the effectiveness of sending out "a national message and determine whether improvements are needed".

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What will be sent out Wednesday afternoon is just a test.

Despite being called a "Presidential Level Alert" emergency messages sent through the system won't be written by Donald Trump or any other president. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not.

The WEA portion of the test is set for 1:18 p.m. CST and the EAS portion will follow at 1:20 p.m. CST.

FEMA officials say they expect the alert to reach 75 percent of wireless-enabled devices, including cell phones and smartwatches. The alert would be used in the event of a major nationwide emergency. Neither Trump nor any other US president will be able to use the WEA system for any objective other than alerting citizens about a national emergency, according to FEMA.

The test was originally scheduled for September 20, but was postponed until Wednesday, October 3rd. "No action is required".

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