Expect an ‘alert’ on your mobile phone this afternoon

A nationwide test of the government’s “Wireless Emergency Alert System” or W-E-A  will happen THIS afternoon around 2:18pm…

Most cell phone users nationwide will receive an alert tone on their phone and a test message that reads “Presidential Alert: This is a TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The will take place in two parts:

the WEA portion on our mobile phones starting at 2:18pm (Eastern)

…followed by the EAS portion on radio and TV at 2:20pm

 

This is the first nationwide WEA test and the fourth for the EAS. The overall test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

            Emergency Alert System (EAS)   /   Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

FAQ:  https://www.fema.gov/Emergency-Alert-Test

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/emergency-alert-test-going-out-to-mobile-phones-nationwide/article_6716182c-fa16-5fb3-a7d5-c9a53b3ef146.html

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm