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Office of Communications

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 9, 2021

FEMA Nationwide Tests of Emergency Alerts Scheduled for August 11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct nationwide testing of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, August 11. Both tests will begin at 2:20 PM (ET).

The Wireless Emergency Alert portion of the test will be directed only to consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages. This will be the second nationwide WEA test, but the first nationwide WEA test on a consumer opt-in basis. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset.

The Emergency Alert System portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the sixth nationwide EAS test.

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