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Posted on: September 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

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