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Test of the Emergency Alert System September 20, 2018

Wireless emergency alert pictureNational Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

National Preparedness Month (NPM), provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20, 2018. The WEA portion of the test commences at 1:18 p.m. CDT, and the EAS portion follows at 1:20 p.m. CDT.The test willassess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois Co. residents may also register to receive Local Emergency Alerts by signing up at: www.sfc911.net