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PSA: FEMA to test nationwide Emergency Alert System today, emphasis on 'test'

It's all part of FEMA and the FCC's Emergency Alert System ... across the nation's television and radio networks. Some TV viewers will hear that familiar "this is a test" message during the trial, ... read more

Emergency alert test to be issued to most cellphones Wednesday

The test will have the same tone as AMBER alert warnings and will feature the words “Presidential ... public warning system that allows the President the communications capability to address the ... read more

Donald Trump Text Message: FEMA's 'Presidential Alert' Emergency System Could Contact Every Cellphone Wednesday

FEMA will test a national emergency notification system Wednesday that sends a push alert and vibrating tone to every wireless phone in the country with the words "Presidential ... Trump to ... read more

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Government to send test alert messages Wednesday to cell phones

The last ... alerts, FEMA said. FEMA said the EAS test will begin at 2:20 p.m. EAS was described by FEMA as a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications ... read more

Hostile reaction to Amber Alert for missing girl is unreal

As police hunted late last Thursday night and into the morning for ... ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW This is a test — and the nation-wide Canadian emergency alert system will be tested again and again — and ... read more

Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations to prevent mistakes

A highway sign with the words "MISSILE ALERT IN ERROR THERE IS NO THREAT ... Homeland Security’s inspector general is recommending changes to the nation’s emergency alert system after Hawaii officials ... read more

Steps Taken to Address Walter Reed Shooting Alert Error

Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter last month at Walter Reed National ... to nearly 4,000 people on Nov. 27 over an emergency ... read more

‘Nuclear Alert’ Proves False

A spokesman for the Office of Civil Defense in Washington, asked if the system would work in a real emergency ... alert is in progress. There are also code words to be used in unscheduled tests; the ... read more

How Hawaii Could Have Sent a False Nuclear Alarm

The president, or any of the federal agencies with access to the emergency alert system, could have corrected the record much sooner. "We paid big bucks to the DoD and provide very good capabilities ... read more

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

The last time a British monarch died, 65 years ago, the demise of George VI was conveyed in a code word ... “radio alert transmission system” (Rats), will be activated – a cold war-era alarm designed ... read more

The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names

Other than the word DRILL in the ... planning had to happen. The system used to send out the alerts is called IPAWS — the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System — managed by the US Government’s ... read more

‘Something incredible happened last week’: Forecasters credited with saving lives in outbreak with 434 tornado reports

Last week marked ... to issue a dire “tornado emergency.” It’s the rarest and most significant alert in the NWS’s warning arsenal, and putting it to use spurred action. “It was an example of how the ... read more

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