×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: fema | presidential alert | test | postponed

FEMA Postpones 'Presidential Alert' Test

FEMA Postpones 'Presidential Alert' Test
(Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:43 AM EDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Presidential Alert” test, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed until to Oct. 3.

FEMA announced the postponement, citing the “ongoing response effort to Hurricane Florence,” according to NBC News.

And in a tweet, the agency noted: “Due to severe weather across much of the East Coast and ongoing response efforts, the national emergency alert test has been postponed to the backup date of Oct. 3, 2018 at 2:18 PM EDT.”

FEMA had announced earlier it would send a message to all U.S. cellphones to test a previously unused alert system. That system is set up to alert people about national emergencies.

The messages will be sent under the headline “Presidential Alert.”

But some social media users have expressed concern that a direct message from President Donald Trump could be used for political purposes, according to NBC News.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's "Presidential Alert" test, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed until to Oct. 3.
fema, presidential alert, test, postponed
145
2018-43-18
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:43 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved