The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts this afternoon. Don't be alarmed if your televisions, radios and some cell phones receive a test message. You will not need to do anything when you receive or hear these alerts, they are just a test of the system.
The national test will consist of two portions, testing both systems capabilities. Both tests will begin at 2:20 p.m. today, according to a FEMA release.