Emergency alert system test now set for Oct. 3
Last updated 9/28/2018 at 9:13pm
Federal Emergency Management Agency's national emergency alert system test, originally scheduled for Sept. 20, will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 3. The test was postponed due to response efforts to Hurricane Florence in parts of North Carolina and South Carolina.
There will be no reason to become alarmed when the test is conducted. Mobile phones will emit a special tone and vibrate as they receive an emergency test message Oct. 3. It is part of a nationwide test by the FEMA of Wireless Emergency Alerts systems to assess its effectiveness.
People don't need to take any action for the test. I...