• Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - About 225 million electronic devices across the United States will get alerts Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts a test.
    A tone will sound at 2:18 p.m. EDT, similar to that of an Amber Alert or flood watch warning, and the subject of the alert will read: "Presidential Alert" and text will say: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
    It is the first test of the national wireless emergency system by FEMA. The message will be broadcast by cell towers for 30 minutes, so it's possible some people...
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  • What's that presidential alert message on your phone?

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency explains what that alert on your phone was about.
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