Expect emergency alert on your phone Wednesday - FOX34 Lubbock

Expect emergency alert on your phone Wednesday

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Wednesday you will receive a message from the president on your mobile phone. It's part of a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

This is the first time the system has been tested since its launch in 2012. 

"It was designed for any emergency situations that the president would determine that needs to be a nationwide alert that needs to go out," said Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator Clinton Thetford. "I assume that would be for like war or the 9/11 attack, something that would truly affect the nation."

The test is scheduled for just after 1:15 Central. Phones are locked to prevent users from opting out of the test. 

There is more information here from FEMA.

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