The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS), originally scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018, has been postponed to the back-up test date of Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The WEA test will originate at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and the EAS test will originate at 2:20 p.m. The test is being rescheduled due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.
All Participating Commercial Mobile Service Providers and EAS Participants are required to participate in this nationwide test. EAS Participants shall file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 PM EDT on October 3, 2018. EAS Participants shall file the detailed post-test data sought by ETRS Form Three on or before November 19, 2018.
For further information regarding the nationwide EAS test, contact Austin Randazzo, Attorney Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-1462 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gregory Cooke, Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2351 or email@example.com.