HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will do a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System Wednesday afternoon.
The test will happen at 2:20 p.m. It will last one minute. It will be transmitted in both English and Spanish.
It will be similar to regular monthly tests. The public will receive both audio and on-screen text messages about the test.
FEMA says the purpose of the test is to make sure the system is still an effective way to warn people about emergencies.
The test will be canceled if there is a widespread severe weather or another significant event. The backup date is Oct. 4.