FEMA will be conducting a national test of their Emergency Alert System today.
It will begin at 2:20pm ET with cell towers broadcasting texts for about 30 minutes. It’s not clear how many texts we may receive.
This will be happening right after we have our required beginning of the year fire drill and also as car line is starting, so things may appear a little chaotic.
The message should read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.“ Depending on your phone’s settings, you may also get text to speech. This will also be broadcast on radio and television.
If you anticipate any changes in who will be picking up your child, please let us know before this time. We are not sure how this may impact our phones (if at all), and because it is the beginning of the year, we are still learning cars and faces.
Thank you for your patience 🙂
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