Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System
Today at 1:20 P.M.
FEMA & FCC are conducting a nationwide test of the emergency alert system today, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 1:20 P.M. CT.
Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)
This test will only be received by people who have opted-in to receive these type of messages. The test will clearly note, “THIS IS A TEST.” If you receive the message, no response or action is required.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
A similar test message will be sent to ALL radios and televisions. Again, no response or action is required.
These tests are intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems in place that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster.
For more information visit FEMA.gov.