FEMA and the FCC will hold a national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on Wednesday around 2:20 p.m. ET.
The goal is to make sure the system is working properly in the event of a national emergency.
Most cell phone users who have their phones on in a serviceable area should receive a text message that says “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The message will also be available in Spanish.