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Delay of Nationwide Test of Public Alert and Warning Systems until October 3

Due to Hurricane Florence and emergency East Coast response efforts, FEMA has postponed their test “Presidential Alert” to Wednesday, October 3 at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test broadcast via radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers. This is the first nationwide test of the wireless system. These systems ensure critical information is shared during extreme emergency situations. Albany residents who have iPhones and Androids will receive a text message labeled “Presidential Alert” with an indication that the message is a test. We stress that no action is required by the public. Please refer to the Android and iPhone photos for examples of the wireless messages that will be sent.

For more information visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test. Questions can be answered by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management at 503-383-6608 or 503-871-8689.