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While nationwide tests of the broadcast system began in 2011, today's test marks only the second time the test message will be blasted out to all compatible cell phones across the country,.
Emergency alert test time: FEMA tests national system on
FEMA emergency alert sound The alert was accompanied by “a unique attention signal and vibration, which is particularly helpful to people with hearing or vision-related disabilities,” the FCC explains. If you're on a phone call at the time of the alert test, the message and tone will be delayed until you hang up, FEMA said.
What to Know About FEMA’s October Emergency Alert Test
The test is intended to make sure that the alert system is ready to warn the public in the event of emergencies, particularly those that have a national impact, FEMA said in a statement.
A UK-wide emergency alert system will be tested on Sunday. A message is set to appear on the home screens of mobile phones and tablets from 15:00 BST, accompanied by a loud siren-like sound or.
Emergency alert: Why you will get a “THIS IS A TEST” message
The test is slated to start at 2:20 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Wireless phone customers in the United States whose phones are on will get a message saying: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”. The incoming message will also make a noise and the phone should vibrate.
America's national emergency alert test is coming to your
New York CNN — Today is the day for the US government’s big emergency alert drill, which will send a test message to every TV, radio and cell phone in the nation. Starting at approximately 2:20.
Emergency alert test UK: phone alarm sounds early for some
Millions of phones across the UK sounded with a siren on Sunday as part of a test for a new national emergency alert system. The loud alarm was planned to ring at 3pm on all devices that were.
Why you will be getting a cell phone text alert from National
This message, which will run for approximately one minute, will state: “This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the.