You'll Be Getting An Emergency Alert On Your Phone Today

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Today (Wednesday) at 2:18pm et FEMA is conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. Your phone will likely (and hopefully) air that noise you hear on the radio when there's a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning. 

Again, it's NOT AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY, just a test of the national system to make sure compatible phones work. So if you still use a flip phone or blackberry, you probably won't get the message. 

The text that comes across your phone should read: 

Presidential Alert: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.


photo: William Hook, Flickr Creative Commons


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