Pleasant warning: You may be getting an emergency message in your telephone, TV and radio on Oct. 4. The US Federal Emergency Administration Company and Federal Communications Fee are partnering to check their nationwide alert methods. This is what it is advisable to know.
The 2 companies are testing the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, for TVs and radios on the similar time they take a look at the Wi-fi Emergency Alerts, or WEA, system on telephones. It is the seventh nationwide EAS take a look at and the second take a look at to all mobile units within the US.
What to know concerning the emergency alert take a look at
At roughly 2:20 p.m. ET/11:20 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 4, cell towers will start broadcasting the emergency alert for half-hour. In case your telephone is in vary of a cell tower, you will get a message that claims: “THIS IS A TEST of the Nationwide Wi-fi Emergency Alert System. No motion is required.”
The emergency alerts might be in English or Spanish, relying in your telephone’s set language. The telephone alerts might be “accompanied by a singular tone and vibration” to make them as accessible as attainable.
The alert despatched on TVs and radios will final for 1 minute and can state: “It is a nationwide take a look at of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Administration Company, protecting america from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. That is solely a take a look at. No motion is required by the general public.”
If a extreme climate or different occasion happens on Oct. 4, the take a look at might be postponed till Oct. 11.
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