FEMA announces test of new ‘presidential alert’ emergency warning system. Liberals meltdown

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 15, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing a new "presidential alert" system nationwide for the first time next week that will make it possible for Donald Trump to directly message almost everyone in the nation who has a cell phone.

The Wireless Emergency Alert system message test is being carried out by FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, FEMA said in a statement posted on its website Thursday.

If you can't remember this happening before-you're correct. Wireless Emergency Alerts do not require users to "opt-in", and most mobile phones in use today can receive the 90-character text-like messages.

At about the same time on September 20, FEMA will also run a test of the Emergency Alert System on television and radio.

Former President Barack Obama signed a law in 2016 requiring FEMA to create a system that lets US presidents send cellphone alerts regarding public safety issues like natural disasters and "terrorism".

When the alert comes, a tone and vibration will sound off twice - the same sound that is used for AMBER alerts and weather warnings.

FEMA will begin testing its WEA system at 2:18 p.m. ET to assess its "operational readiness" and make improvements if need be, the agency said in a press release this week.

This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test, according to FEMA.

The system is the latest generation of warnings at a time when more people are typically linked at any one time to their cell phones than radios or TVs.

The latest announcement about the alert comes amid a flurry of tweets from President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account in recent days regarding Hurricane Florence. "The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute".

"THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System".

In its news release, FEMA said it could postpone the national test to October 3 if the agency is dealing with a major weather event, but it have yet to make that determination.

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