City of Del Mar, CA

10/03/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2023 15:46

Oct. 4: Emergency alert messages to be sent to TVs, radios and cell phones

Be prepared to receive a text message from FEMA at 11:20 a.m. tomorrow.

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts starting at 2:20 p.m. EST Oct. 4, according to a news release.

The nationwide program will send emergency alert tests to cell phones, wireless devices, radios and TVs.

The message to appear on cell phones will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."

This is a standard test that occurs at least once every three years to help ensure that systems are operational to warn the public about emergencies if and when they happen.

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