December 6, 2023

FEMA and the FCC plan to conduct a large check of Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wi-fi Emergency Alerts (WEA) Wednesday.

The check will contain each mobile phone within the US, in addition to radios and TVs:

The nationwide check will encompass two parts, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Each assessments are scheduled to start at roughly 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The WEA portion of the check can be directed to all client cell telephones. This would be the third nationwide check, however the second check to all mobile gadgets. The check message will show in both English or in Spanish, relying on the language settings of the wi-fi handset.

The EAS portion of the check can be despatched to radios and televisions. This would be the seventh nationwide EAS check.

FEMA says the check will assist make sure the system can deal with nationwide emergency warnings:

The aim of the Oct. 4 check is to make sure that the programs proceed to be efficient technique of warning the general public about emergencies, significantly these on the nationwide stage. In case the Oct. 4 check is postponed because of widespread extreme climate or different important occasions, the back-up testing date is Oct. 11.

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