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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Monday October 1st, 2018 :: 08:59 p.m. PDT


Nationwide Test of the National Alert & Warning System

On Wednesday October 3, 2018, FEMA, in conjunction with Wireless Providers and the Broadcast Industry will conduct the first “end-to end” test of the National Alert & Warning System.  A Presidential Test Message will be transmitted, and relayed over wireless and broadcast systems at about 11:20 Wednesday morning.  The test message for wireless users should read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System.  No action is needed.”  The Test Message for the Emergency Alert System will be approximately 30 seconds long.  Both systems are scheduled to broadcast the messages for a 30 minute period, in order to reach as many mobile customers as possible.
Onlly WEA-Compatible cell phones that are switched on and within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless carrier participates in WEA will be capable of receiving the test message.  This iMessage may not be “opted out of.”  

Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-263-2690

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