24. IPAWS test postponed to 3 Oct.

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its bicentennial this year.

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWS, nationwide test, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 20th has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence for Wednesday, October 3rd beginning at 2:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

The test will include messages sent over the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, by broadcast stations and NOAA Weather Radio transmitters, as well as text messages sent to most cellular telephones via the Wireless Emergency Alert, or WEA, system.  While cell phone users may opt out of receiving most WEA text messages, this test is considered a Presidential Alert and cannot be blocked.

Anyone wishing to offer feedback following the October test may email the IPAWS folks at FEMA-National-Test@fema.dhs.gov

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV