THIS IS A TEST: Expect emergency alert test Oct. 3

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are pushing out a test of the nationwide Emergency Alert System at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Every cell phone will likely receive this alert. The alert message will be a Presidential Alert and the text will read “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” For more information, please contact FEMA at

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