December 4, 2022

FCC and FEMA to test emergency alarm systems on televisions, radios and some cell phones: NPR

On October 3, 2018, a telephone was found at Grand Central Station in New York City because it was receiving an emergency check “Presidential Alert” message. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tested the National Level Presidential Emergency Alert System (EAS) for the first time at 2:18 pm to add the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.

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On October 3, 2018, a telephone was found at Grand Central Station in New York City because it was receiving an emergency check “Presidential Alert” message. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tested the National Level Presidential Emergency Alert System (EAS) for the first time at 2:18 pm to add the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.

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You can hear the sound of explosions from your electronic devices this afternoon.

Wednesday at 2:20 p.m., the federal government will be there Tests two emergency alarm systems On televisions, radios and some cell phones across the country.

The test will be sent to the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, TV and Radios. Wireless Emergency Alert, or WEA, is a test for cellular consumers who choose to receive test messages, which are displayed in English or Spanish depending on their phone’s settings.

A statement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said: Works in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Agencies said cell phone alerts have a unique tone and vibration that are accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities.

The government periodically tests its emergency alarm system to see if it is working properly and to identify any improvements.

EAS will be the sixth choice nationwide and WEA the second choice. This is the first time for the WEA via the selection option.

If the test is canceled on Wednesday for any reason, such as severe weather, it will be rescheduled for August 25th.