Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Officials to send emergency alert test to U.S. phones, request feedback after

Officials to send emergency alert test to U.S. phones, request feedback after

That has some liberals really upset, complaining about President Trump. It wasn't a tweet.

Cellphone users across the United States will receive a "President Alert" at 1:18 p.m. This national notification is sent through the Wireless Emergency Alerts System (WEAS).

"Presidential Alert", the screen said.

"When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously", Antwane Johnson, director of the IPAWS system, told CBS News. Your phone will vibrate and emit a loud abrasive tone that's likely to freak you out if you're not anticipating it.

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There was no way to opt out of the test.

However, EAS will be on a much bigger scale as the message will be sent to more than 200 million USA cellphones. The goal is to have phones get the alert at the same time.

And even though the message is created to help Americans get information during a serious event, some were vocal about their desire to never hear from Trump, in any circumstance.

We've seen Amber Alerts for missing children and weather alerts for incoming thunderstorms or tornadoes.

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Don't worry, you're not alone.At 2:18 p.m. EST, FEMA sent out a presidential alert in order to test the Wireless Emergency Alert system. "FEMA then sends the alerts to the wireless providers, which then push the alerts in turn to mobile phones in the impacted communities".

Americans can opt out of those, but the new national alert system does not allow for that. Shortly after the alert was sent, FEMA shared a poll on Twitter asking if people received it.

The tests were originally set to take place September 20, but the situation with Hurricane Florence in the southeastern United States caused the tests to be delayed until Wednesday.

The Presidential Alert is backed by FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission. Two minutes after the cell phone test, another alert to test the Emergency Alert System will be broadcast on radio and television. The alert can not be a personal message on behalf of the president. "There are lots of things to worry about right now, but this test is not one of them".

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