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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the nationwide tests of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system and the Emergency Alert System (EAS), originally scheduled for September 20, 2018, have been rescheduled for October 3, 2018.  The WEA test will be at 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS test will follow at 2:20 p.m. EDT. 

FEMA’s public service announcement about the emergency alert tests – at: https://youtu.be/MG-YPHZNcP8 – is captioned and presented in American Sign Language (ASL).

Links to Public Notice Announcing the Rescheduled Emergency Alert Tests:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/nationwide-alerting-test-rescheduled-oct-3-2018
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-955A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-955A1.txt

Links to Past Announcements About the Emergency Alert Tests:

  • August 28, 2018

FCC Reminds Public about Emergency Alert Tests on September 20, 2018

https://www.fcc.gov/fcc-reminds-public-about-emergency-alert-tests-september-20-2018

  • July 24, 2018

FCC Announces Planned Emergency Alert Tests on September 20, 2018

https://www.fcc.gov/fcc-announces-planned-emergency-alert-tests-september-20-2018.

For more information, please contact Austin Randazzo, Attorney Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-1462 or austin.randazzo@fcc.gov, or Gregory Cooke, Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2351 or gregory.cooke@fcc.gov.  Individuals who are fluent in ASL may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275 (videophone).  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019