Nationwide IPAWS Test - October 3, 2018
There will be a nationwide test of the Integrated public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. IPAWS encompasses the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA). The test, coordinated by FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be broadcast via radio, TV, cable stations and wireless carriers. The WEA portion of the test will occur at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Time (2:18 p.m. EDT); the EAS portion will occur at 11:20 a.m. Pacific Time (2:20 p.m. EDT).
Additional information is available at https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.
FEMA has also prepared Fact Sheets/FAQs about the test in multiple languages: