Wednesday, 4 October 2023
This test consists of two parts: Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS). It's all about ensuring our safety systems work.
The WEA test will reach all cell phones, including a third national test and the second for cell phones. You can receive it in English or Spanish.
To make it accessible to everyone, the WEA test comes with a unique sound and vibration, including people with disabilities.
Around 2:20 PM ET, cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for 30 minutes. Your WEA-compatible phone should receive it if you're near an active cell tower.
Your phone will display: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action needed."
For Spanish language settings: "ESTA ES UNA PRUEBA del Sistema Nacional de Alerta de Emergencia. No se necesita acción."
The EAS test will last about a minute and includes radio, TV, cable, satellite, and wireline video providers.
The EAS message is familiar, stating: "This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by FEMA. It's only a test, no action required.
In this final slide, we encourage you to share the valuable information you've learned about the upcoming Emergency Alert Test with your friends, family, and community. It's essential to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of this test and understand that it's just a practice run to keep everyone safe in real emergencies. d It's Only a Test
By sharing this knowledge, you can play a vital role in promoting preparedness and reducing unnecessary panic. Together, we can create a more informed and resilient community. Share this information through social media, email, or simply by having a conversation with those around you. Let's spread awareness and keep everyone safe!