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Halifax County NC Emergency Services
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 09:55 a.m. EDT


Nationwide Wireless Test Today

As a reminder, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), today – October 3, 2018.  
The will take place in two parts: the WEA portion starting at 2:18 p.m. ET, followed by the EAS portion at 2:20 p.m. EDT. 
This is the first nationwide WEA test and the fourth for the EAS. The overall test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.
Most cell phone users nationwide will receive an alert tone on their phone and a test message that reads "This is a TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."  

Additional information on the test is available on the attached fact sheet.

Halifax County NC Emergency Services
10 North King St
Halifax, NC 27839

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 252-593-5016