Nationwide Emergency Alert Tests
A nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be conducted on October 3, 2018 (originally scheduled for September 20, 2018). At 1:18 p.m. CDT, many smartphones will receive a WEA test message with a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” At 1:20 p.m. CDT, many radio and television broadcasters will rebroadcast an EAS test message. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages. Please visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test for more information.