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FEMA conducting nationwide test of Emergency Alert System

Posted at 11:05 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 00:05:05-04

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday.

Beginning at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will send the nationwide test to radio and television stations.

The test will not include a message on cellphones.