The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on August 11, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. EDT, with a back-up test date of August 25, 2021. 

The alerts must comply with the FCC’s accessibility requirements.  More information will be sent out about the accessibility requirements in a separate Public Notice.

Links to Public Notice Announcing the Planned Emergency Alert Tests:

For more information, please contact Maureen Bizhko, Attorney Advisor, Attorney Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0011 or  Individuals who are fluent in ASL may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275 (videophone). 

Monday, June 14, 2021