Reminder: Wedesday, Wednesday, 10/3/18, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The test will assess the operational readiness for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. This will be the first nationwide WEA test. The WEA test will start at 2:18 PM EDT and all active wireless phones should receive the message within 30 minutes from the start time. The message will be: “Presidential Alert. This is a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system. No action is required.” All Sprint wireless phones that are activated, switched on and within range of a cell tower will receive this alert.
On Thursday, April 5th, 2018, between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., local government officials in and around Washington, D.C., will TEST the WEA system, to include sending actual TEST WEA messages to wireless subscribers throughout the National Capital Region