Nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts today

Brad Gilbert, Emergency Management Agency director for Wood County, has issued the following advisory:

Be advised that FEMA and the FCC will be conducting a first-ever nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) today at 2:18 p.m (for WEA) and 2:20 p.m. (for EAS).  Cell phones with WEA capability (including provider capability) and radio/television that are part of the EAS system will send a TEST alert at the designated times.  No action is required for these tests.