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People in the US can Expect a Loud Noise From their Cell Phone at 2:18 PM Oct 3rd 2018 (1:18 CST)

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+warwagon    12,197
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Wherever you are at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time today, prepare yourself for a loud noise. No, nothing’s wrong; it’s just the President (and the Federal Emergency Management Agency) sending you a message.

 

FEMA is testing out its new Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts at precisely 2:18 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. today. Your phone will vibrate and emit a warning signal, the same one used for tornado warnings and Amber Alert siren. FEMA says that the tests “will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.”

 

Some cell phones will also receive a text message reading, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

 

https://lifehacker.com/expect-a-loud-noise-from-your-cell-phone-at-2-18-pm-1829489066

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