• FEMA is about to send a ‘Presidential Alert' to millions of U.S. phones

    18 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    In a few hours, millions of Americans will get a test emergency “Presidential Alert” message sent to their phone - a simulation in case the president ever needs to reach to entire country in a national emergency.
    At 2:18pm ET, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will send a short alert, saying: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” A few minutes later, televisions and radio broadcasts will briefly suspend and a similar message will run.
    The test was originally scheduled for mid-September but was delayed until Wednesday after Hurricane...
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  • Millions of cellphone users are about to get a ‘Presidential Alert.' Here's what to know

    18 days ago - By Washington Post

    Wednesday's test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system will mark the first time that emergency management officials will have used the nationwide alerting capabilities reserved for the office of the president.
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  • FEMA will be texting you at 2:18 p.m. today with a “presidential alert”

    18 days ago - By Fast Company

    Don't panic. Here's what to do.
    But don't worry, the president hasn't gone mad and launched a nuclear missile strike. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is simply conducting a nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alerts , reports USAToday. The WEA is essentially the cellular device version of the Emergency Alert System that is broadcast to radios and TVs.
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