Federal Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Nationwide Test on Wednesday, Oct. 3

HAMILTON COUNTY (10/2/2018) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct the first nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at approximately 2:18 PM.

This test will assess the operational readiness of the IPAWS infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine if technological improvements are needed. The EAS test will be conducted in conjunction with radio, television, and cable operators in all U.S. states, territories, and tribal lands, and will result in a test message being distributed over the radio and across participating television stations. The WEA test will take place in coordination with participating wireless providers and will result in a text-like test message being sent to cell phone users. No action is required after receiving these test messages.

For more information about IPAWS, please visit: http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/integrated-public-alert-and-warning-system-ipaws/.

 

Related News

Leave a Reply


OH-33 Rep. Sedrick Denson Holds Office Hours at Golf Manor Nov. 23

GOLF MANOR (11/6/2019) – Ohio State Representative Sedrick Denson (OH-33) will be holding office hours at the Golf Manor Community ...
Read More »

GCWW Leading the Way Fall Newsletter Now Available

GOLF MANOR (11/4/2019) - The Fall 2019 Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Leading the Way newsletter discusses a cost-sharing program ...
Read More »

Stover Ave. Road Project is Moving Forward

GOLF MANOR (11/4/2019) - The engineering is complete, bids have been accepted, a contractor has been selected, legislation has been ...
Read More »

Bus Route Changes Due to Water Main Break on Montgomery between Lester & Langdon Farm.

GOLF MANOR (10/23/2019) - Due to the water main break on Montgomery Road between Lester and Langdon Farm, Metro is ...
Read More »