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FEMA's Nationwide EAS and WEA Test
Wireless Emergency Alert Test Message on Mobile Phone
Do not be alarmed by the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency
Alert (WEA) system test
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide EAS
and WEA test on September 20 to assess national warning capabilities. The
test includes radio, television, cable stations, and compatible cell phones.
It will start around 2:18 p.m. ET. This will be the first nationwide WEA
test, and it will use the Presidential Alerts category.
Talk to your family about the test so no one is alarmed. Use this
opportunity to make a family communication plan. Then, put your plan to the
test. Follow these steps:
* Fill out a Family Communication Plan
* Make sure your family knows the plan.
* Use your plan to ensure your family received the WEA and EAS test on
http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan> to learn more about creating a plan.