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National emergency alert test will sound on all devices, 2:20 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing two emergency systems: the wireless emergency alert system that sends the alert strictly to cell phones, this is the third test for this system. The emergency alert system will be sent to televisions and radios which is the seventh test for this system. 

The sounds will have a special vibration that under federal law can only be used for actual emergencies or authorized tests. 

“The purpose of the test is to ensure that the systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level,”Fema said in a press release, Oct.3. 

The devices will only receive the alarm once, cell towers will broadcast the test for around 30 minutes.  

The test will read:“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

If phone settings are set to Spanish the alert will be in Spanish. The alert tone is supposed to stop after the user clicks a button. To not get the alert, individuals will have to turn the phone off before the test begins and wait 30 minutes (which is the length of the test) before turning the phone back.


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