The tone went off at 2:18 p.m. EDT. Central and the second portion at 1:20 p.m.
As it says, this is only a test!
A trio of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit in federal court last month to halt the nationwide test. It's an emergency test message, as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's system to warn the entire nation in the event of a national emergency. It can also be used regionally for emergency information like AMBER alerts.
You're not. Although the alert includes the word "presidential", it does not come directly from President Donald Trump.
Anyone within range of a working cell tower and with a mobile device that is switched on received the message on their screens whether they liked it or not. The alert can not be a personal message on behalf of the president.
The message was also scheduled to appear on some smartwatches connected to cell phones, FEMA said.
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In January, America's emergency management technologies made headlines when a state-level official mistakenly sent an alert to Hawaii residents warning them of an inbound ballistic missile attack.
FEMA stated that some phones may not get the message. "No action is required".
You can opt out of the weather alerts or the Amber Alerts by going into your phone's settings (I did this a few years ago when one woke me up in the middle of the night), but the Presidential Alerts are mandatory.
President Barack Obama signed the 2015 "Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act" into law in 2016.
Cell phone owners in the United States will receive WEA alerts from the president regardless of whether their carrier allows them to opt out of the other alerts. They argue that under civil rights law, government can not use cellular devices to compel listening, "trespass into and hijack" devices without a warrant or individual consent.
The judge asked a government lawyer if there were standards in place to prevent someone from using the system for political purposes.
No matter what you were doing or where you were, everyone got the same alert.