Government News: Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday, May 8th

There will be an emergency alert test issued at 10:55 am (Pacific time) on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The test alert will go to all compatible cellphones and interrupt radio and television broadcasts. This test is being conducted as part of Emergency Preparedness Week and will assess the system’s readiness for an actual emergency.

To receive the alert, your mobile device must be:

✅ Connected to LTE or 5G.

✅ Not on Do-Not-Disturb or airplane mode.*

✅ Have up-to-date software.

❌ It is not possible to opt out of this service.

Click here to learn more.

Emergency Preparedness Week is also an excellent time to make sure that you and your family are ready for an emergency. Build or update your emergency grab-and-go bag and have an emergency plan for your household. Visit for resources to help you do this.