National Emergency Alert System test scheduled for Wednesday afternoon

WASHINGTON — A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will interrupt radio, broadcast TV, cable, satellite, and other forms of media at 2:20 p.m.

The mandatory test aims to ensure the alert system is “an effective means of warning the public about emergencies,” according to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The nationwide test will be administered by FEMA, in cooperation with the FCC and National Weather Service, and with the participation of radio,...


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