Nationwide Emergency Alert test happening Oct. 4
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Broadcast System to ensure its effectiveness in delivering crucial alerts to the public. The test will alert cell phones, TVs and radios across the country on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2:20 p.m. EST. The message will read along the lines of: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” In case of severe weather or other significant events, the test may be postponed to Oct. 11.