Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Siren test, two emergency alert tests scheduled for Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Chatham Emergency Management Agency reminds us that on Wednesday, October 3, a local siren test and a nationwide test of both the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will occur at different times throughout the day.

Here's what to expect:

Noon: CEMA Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren Test

Residents of Chatham County will hear a one minute emergency tone from the various sirens located throughout the county, weather pending.

2:18 PM: Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)

What to expect: Nationally, citizens will hear a special tone and vibration on their cellular phones, with a test message to read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." Residents should only see one emergency message on their phone.

2:20 PM: Emergency Alert System (EAS)

What to expect: Nationally, citizens will hear and see a one minute test from EAS participants (e.g., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers). This will last for approximately one minute.
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