FEMA, in collaboration with the FCC, is conducting a nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts at 2:18 p.m. EDT and the Emergency Alert System at 2:20 p.m. EDT today. Click for more information.

 

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones.

This will be the third nationwide test, but the second test to all cellular devices. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset. The EAS portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the seventh nationwide EAS test.

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Phone - Use this form and select the issue of Emergency Alert System

Television - Use this form and select the issue of Emergency Alert System

Radio - Use this form and select the issue of Emergency Alert System

Accessibility (Disability Access) - Use this form