FEMA says that there is nothing to worry about “this is only a test”
WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be taking over the “radio, television, cable, and direct broadcast satellite systems” for one minute on Sept. 27 as part of a “mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
The test will take place on Wednesday at “2:20 pm EDT,” according to FEMA’s official website.
The agency put out a bulletin Tuesday which instructs the general public not to worry “this is only a test.”
FEMA maintains that the system offers a prompt way to notify the people of an impending disaster such as an asteroid strike, global thermonuclear war, a terror attack, hurricane, earthquake or another major disaster.