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Do not worry: All mobile devices in the United States will receive a critical notification today.


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  • The Wireless Emergency Alerts and Emergency Alert System will be tested nationwide by FEMA and the FCC.

  • The examination is set for October 4 and is expected to commence at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.

  • If the examination is postponed, it will be rearranged for October 11.


Revised: October 4, 2023 (12:37 AM ET): The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2:20 PM ET today. Please refer to the original article below for more information on what to anticipate.


On August 31, 2023 at 1:36 PM ET, an emergency test will be conducted that may startle you. FEMA and the FCC are collaborating to test the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS). This test will be sent to all consumer cell phones, regardless of whether they are unlocked or provided by a specific carrier.