FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), conducted a national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on Oct. 4, 2023.
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IPAWS National Test 2023
The Test took place at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.
FEMA is conducting a survey on the WEA portion of the test to help us capture information about the geographic reach of the WEA Alert Message. Survey results will help FEMA and other WEA stakeholders, such as the FCC and public safety officials, enhance and expand WEA even further.
Final determination of population reach for the EAS test will come from data collected by the EAS Test Reporting System. Analysis will be done by FEMA and the FCC, and results could take approximately four months.
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- News Release — October 4, 2023
National Emergency Alert Test Results
- News Release — August 3, 2023
FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4, 2023
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