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:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-nationwide-emergency-alerting-test-august-11-2021   
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-680A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-680A1.pdf      
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-680A1.txt

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 maureen.bizhko@fcc.gov.  Individuals who are fluent in ASL may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275 (videophone). 

Updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021