September 19, 2019 1:30 PM
Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test on 9/26/19 @ 2pm
When: Thursday, Sept 26th at 2pm (local time)
Purpose: to evaluate the alerting capability of the Wireless Emergency Alerts capabilities.
Message Distribution: This test will use FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice. If you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program, your cell phone should receive the message.