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Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) - Example of a Presidential Alert - Android OS

A graphical representation of what a Presidential Alert will look like on cellular phones using the Android Operating System. In this case the alert is a test message. A pop-up window has appeared in the middle of the cell phone's screen. The headline reads "Presidential Alert" and the body of the alert reads "This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 20, 2018 (primary date) or October 3, 2018 (secondary date). The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 PM EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT.

Graphical representation of what a Presidential Alert will look like on cellular phones using the Android Operating System. In this case the alert is a test message.

Photo by Justin Singer - Aug 15, 2018
Last Updated: August 30, 2018