National Emergency Alert Test – Aug. 11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test on August. 11. During this time, wireless emergency alerts (WEA) compatible cell phones will receive a test message. This is not a Buckeye Alert, but many students, faculty and staff will receive the test message. The text will say “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. A back-up testing date is scheduled for August 25.

Read the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Press Release for more information.