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Emergency Alert System tested nationwide this week

Broadcast stations across the country will air the test at 2:20 p.m.

Posted: Sep. 17, 2018 9:51 PM
Updated: Sep. 17, 2018 10:27 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - FEMA is testing the Emergency Alert System Thursday.

Broadcast stations across the country will air the test at 2:20 p.m.

FEMA said the test "will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed."

This is only the fourth time the EAS will be tested across the country.

Many broadcasters, including FOX 55, have a weekly and monthly test.

A cell phone portion of the test, the Wireless Emergency Alert, will be tested October 3.

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