FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert on August 11 at 2:20 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide emergency test alert this week.

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will test its emergency alert system (EAS) on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 2:20 p.m.

The test will include both EAS systems — radio and television, and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) for those who have opted in on their cell phones.

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