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Everyone will receive alert during test of national emergency alert system on Wednesday The national Wireless Emergency Alert system will be tested Wednesday Oct. 3
Melba Vasquez | 03 October, 2018, 09:47

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:18 p.m. (MST) you'll receive a TEST text message.

FEMA officials said the administration can only send such an alert for national emergencies or if the public were in peril, rules outlined in a 2006 law.

The system was launched in 2012.

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FEMA is also tasked with ensuring the president can alert the public under all conditions in cases of national emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist threats. The EAS test is scheduled to last approximately one minute and is made available to EAS participants including radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers.

It's the same kind of message that warns people of critical situations, including risky weather, but the test was put on hold due to a real emergency last month. Those who did not receive the message may have been on a phone call or had their phone turned off, for example. Amber Alerts and weather alerts are for specific regions, however.

The test will be at 2:18 p.m. Unlike those alerts, phone users can not opt-out, or disable, their phones from receiving the message. "No action is needed".

If this had been an actual emergency alert, an official message would have followed the alert tone you heard at the start of this message.

Others were just excited to know all cell phones will be buzzing at the same time.

The Wireless Emergency Alert system is used to notify Americans about risky weather from the National Weather Service, AMBER Alerts for missing children, and other urgent situations from federal, state and local authorities.

The date is the backup date after the initial test was scrubbed on September 20 due to response efforts to Hurricane Florence. Users connected to a participating wireless network and within range of an active cell tower, will receive a text message. The first message should arrive at 11:18AM PT / 2:18PM ET as the WEA test is performed. The message will have a header that says "Presidential Alert" and will read...

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