FEMA and the FCC will be conducting a first ever nation wide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system and its fourth of the Emergency Alert System on September 20, 2018 starting at 2:18pm. You should receive an alert on your phone indicating the test and that no action will be needed. You might want to call us if you don’t receive this test as these alerts can provide life saving notice of hazardous weather, national security events, missing persons, and more.

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/07/23/nationwide-test-emergency-alert-system-be-conducted-september-20-2018