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[VIDEO] Nationwide Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday

August 10, 2021–11:10 a.m.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert & the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday.

At around 2:20 p.m., a wireless emergency alert will be sent to all cell phones that have opted in for the test messages.

It will simply say “This is a test…No further action is needed.”

The Integrated Public Alert Systems Act was enacted in 2016 and it requires a test every three years.

The Floyd County Police Department has produced a video regarding the test, which you can view below.