UPDATE: Due to possible severe storms, weekly NOAA alarm test pushed back to August 12

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WEDNESDAY 8/11/2021 11:14 a.m.

(WFRV) – Wednesday’s scheduled weather radio alarm test has been postponed.

According to officials, the weekly NOAA All Hazards weather radio alarm test will be pushed back to Thursday, August 12. The tests are scheduled to be done at 12 p.m.

The FEMA national test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts and Alert System will still sound at 1:20 p.m.

Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.

ORIGINAL: Nationwide emergency alert system test Wednesday Aug. 11

MONDAY 8/9/2021 2:33 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis (WFRV) – A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will be conducted this Wednesday, August 11, beginning at 1:20 p.m.

The WEA portion of the test will be directed at consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages. The text message will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The EAS portion of the test will be broadcasted over radio and television . That message will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. No action is required.”

The tests are intended to ensure that public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster.

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