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FEMA to Test Public Alert and Warning System Today

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at 11:18 a.m. PST and Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 11:20 a.m. PST today. The WEA test will be sent to cell phones connected to providers participating in the WEA program. The EAS is a warning system that allows the president to address the nation during a national emergency via radio and television broadcasts. More>