Presidential Alert coming Oct 3rd at 2:18 pm

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

    The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test.

    Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says:

    “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    What are you the town crier now?
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Well, I guess for us non-cell phone owners…..we're screwed!!
     
  4. pickup

    pickup Most corrupt moderation, EVER!

    Ups And the Teamsters are paying Trump to call us all and tell us to vote “Yes”.
     
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Can't afford it?
     
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Don't want to be bothered with a phone call when I'm out!!! My computer is at home and my phone is a land line.
     
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    Just warning all to turn off your phones tomorrow.
     
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    I use a go phone ( $.10/minute prepaid and I get charged for all text messages , even though I can't send texts ).
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I turn off text alerts whenever possible. Otherwise its spam city. Like a text alert there is a power outage. D'oh! I'm freaking sitting in the dark!
     
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    I wonder how many will freak out tomorrow ?
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    Please be careful tomorrow.
    I fear many other drivers will freak out when that text message appears.
    I can see many avoidable accidents coming.
     
  13. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Good for you, i refuse to become a slave to them dang things also.
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yesterday, we were having soup lunch at Panera and everybody's cell phone alerted....the National test. It was pitiful to see these phone slaves juggle the phones and interrupt their visiting with 'real people'.
     
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  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Much ado about nothing.
     
  16. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    Such a level headed girl. I could be playful dirty but I'm already in the mod, and the post may not see the light of day. I'll leave it at that. How tall are you by the way?:lol::lol::lol:
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    The threat of mass panic is over. Time for some one to hijack this thread and sent everyone else where.
     
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Short. 5’4”. Lol.
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

     
  20. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    It's now your thread.