Your cell phone will get a national alert message Wednesday. Don't panic: Here's what you need to know (page 3)

The texts may make people delay taking useful action. Yesterday, cellphones were chucked into lakes and rivers across the land when a “U up?” text from President Trump appeared on people’s screens. In actuality, the alert, which cannot be opted out of, was FEMA conducting a nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system—basically a mobile version of the emergency alerts that occasionally interrupt your stories on radio and TVs.Read Full Story

Your cell phone will get a national alert message Wednesday. Don't panic: Here's what you need to know

As part of a national test on emergency warnings, millions of cell phones will receive an alert at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday to ensure system works        

Tue 2 Oct 18 from USA today

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Why did Trump just text me?

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Opt out of FEMA presidential alerts? You can’t, and here’s why that’s legal

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Wed 3 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

The Presidential Text Alert Has a Long, Strange History

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