WASHINGTON— FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, reminds the public that it will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The nationwide test message will be sent to radio and television stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT.
The test will not include the wireless emergency alert system, which sends alerts to cell phones. This is solely a test of alerting on radio and television.
The test is being conducted through FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS). This year, the test message will originate from designated radio stations, known as Primary Entry Point stations, which participate in a component of IPAWS called the National Public Warning System.