Today, October 4th at approximately 2:20pm Eastern (11:20 Pacific) the Federal Communications Center (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? A Wireless Emergency Alert will be sent to your phone on October 4th at about 11:20am, Pacific. All wireless phones will receive the alert. An Emergency Alert System test will run at the same time through all radio and television broadcasts and will last one minute.
This is a great time to check that you receive local Emergency Alerts
To learn more, visit: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230803/fema-and-fcc-plan-nationwide-emergency-alert-test-oct-4-2023 and https://www.ready.gov/alerts
FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this fall.