This Thursday at 1:18 CST, expect to receive a text from the President.
FEMA & FCC will be testing the nationwide wireless alert system (text) for national emergencies. Your phone will make a loud tone, then a "Presidential Alert" text will appear. This is just a test. So don't freak out.
Info on the emergency alert test:— FEMA (@fema) September 15, 2018
🔹It’s a nationwide test of the same system that pushes public emergency messages like AMBER alerts
🔹Presidential Alerts are only for national emergencies
🔹FEMA & @FCC are testing to ensure it will work when needed
FAQ: https://t.co/Op8T9AEpiF pic.twitter.com/FBC1AF7oHY