‘No Action Is Needed’: FEMA Tests National Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tested the U.S. national emergency alert system on Wednesday. The test of both the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert System, the second of which required people to opt-in on their cellular phones, was carried out at around 2:20 p.m. ET. Not everyone received them on their phones due to their settings. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” the alert read, which was sent via text message to people’s phones. The Emergency Alert System alert was also sent to radios and TVs at around the same time. A FEMA spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Wednesday afternoon that “we successfully tested the system,” adding that “Many emergency officials and people who opted into today’s [Wireless Emergency Alert System] test successfully received the test alert” “Individuals who did not opt-in …

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