On Wednesday, an examination of the United States Emergency Alert System interrupted Televisions and Radios across the United States, excluding cell-phones that were sent a presidential alert in 2018.
The test was conducted at 2:20 PM EDT (1820 GMT) was issued by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The test was to conduct the readiness of the United States Government to aware people of an emergency in the “absence of internet connectivity,” said the agencies.
It continued that around 94 percent of the stations in FEMA’s National Public Warning System that broadcasted the test message, which FEMA said exceeded its goal of 90 percent. A full examination of the test’s population reach will be available within a few months.
Televisions and Radios have received the message, however, cell-phone didn’t. In October 2018, President Trump’s Administration and FEMA have issued a Presidential Alert to cell-phones via Wireless Emergency Alerts System.