The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has announced that the nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS), originally scheduled for September 20 has been postponed.

 

The new date is Wednesday October 3.

 

The WEA test will originate at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and the EAS test will originate at 2:20 p.m.  The test is being rescheduled due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

 

The test is leading to a plan that would allow the President to speak to the country via mobile devices in case of a national emergency.