Tomorrow, all cell phone users nationwide will receive a test alert.
FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, is firing off a message to test run their new Wireless Emergency Alerts system. Between 2:20 PM and 3:00 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, October 4th, an alert will come to your phone reading:
“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
The test message is set to appear once on your phone, accompanied by “a unique tone and vibration, both repeated twice.”
On Wednesday (Oct. 4), your cell phone will go off between 1:20 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. CT with a very loud buzz. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting a nationwide test of its emergency wireless notifications system to assess its effectiveness. pic.twitter.com/WWGMPyzg2B
While the article outlining the processes of this system testing outlines how to turn off your government notification, many users were quick to jump in, sharing their concerns about the government’s ability to send nationwide notifications.
“This is creepy and intrusive.”
“This is not ok.”
“The last thing I need in a real emergency is the government here to “help” me!”
I think it’s a test to determine how many illegal votes they need to get..