The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System on Oct. 4, 2023 at 1:20 p.m. CT. The national test will help ensure that Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System continue to be effective ways to warn the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level. No action is required. The backup testing date is October 11.
The national test will display as ““THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Phones set to Spanish will display: “ESTA ES UNA PRUEBA del Sistema Nacional de Alerta de Emergencia. No se necesita acción.” The test will include tones and vibration to capture your attention.
See fema.gov for further information.