Upcoming Testing of the United States Public Alerting System

On October 3rd, 2018 beginning at 2:18 pm ET, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the United States will be testing their public alerting system.

Canadians visiting the US or living near the border may receive the test message on their mobile device. The message will read “Presidential Alert, THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed”.

No action is required by Canadians who receive the test message.