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FEMA's New 'Presidential Alerts' System Will Be Tested This Week, Though Don't Worry FEMA's New 'Presidential Alerts' System Will Be Tested This Week, Though Don't Worry

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will test a system at 2:18pm ET on Thursday afternoon that lets the president send a message to most cell phones across the U.S. following a disaster, terrorist attack, or other serious threat to public safety.

A Brief History Of Emergency Alerts On Your Phone A Brief History Of Emergency Alerts On Your Phone

As I sit here, in my calm, non-snowpocalpysed city reading Twitter, there's one definite theme emerging from blizzard-bound New Yorkers: alcohol is a good coping mechanism! But also, everyone is getting unsolicited alerts about the weather on their phones. Here's why.

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