Your Cell Phone will get A National Alert Message Wednesday: Here is What You Need to Know

Your Cell Phone will get A National Alert Message Wednesday: Here is What You Need to Know

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word on the street is Donald Trump may soon be communicating with you via your cellphone. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon conduct a test of the national alert system that allows “presidential alerts” to hit the majority of cellphones.

At exactly 2:18 p.m. on Wednesday millions of phone will go off. But, you should not panic. According to USA Today, “The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting a nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), similar to the one conducted on radio and television. In fact, radio and TV will start broadcasting similar messages as part of its Emergency Alert System (EAS) at precisely 2:20 p.m.”

Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. If you are within range of a cell tower and those wireless providers who are participating in the WEA will be receiving the test message.

In a recent statement, FEMA stated, “The purpose of the test is to ensure that EAS and WEA are both effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level.”

The message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and the following text: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System, No action is needed.” The message should only appear once.

Source: USA Today

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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