The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the results of their national wireless emergency alerts (WEA) and emergency alert system (EAS) test. The test message was sent nationwide via WEA to cellular phones and over EAS to radio and television stations.
The testing process is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the FEMA public alert and warning systems to distribute an emergency message nationwide and the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message to the public.
All the cell carriers that participate in WEA received the alert. The EAS test alert was successfully processed and made available to broadcasters.