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Yes! You read the title correctly. Tomorrow expect a text from President Donald Trump. At about 1:18pm, nearly every cell phone in the United States will receive a text to “test a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis.”
FEMA’s Antwane Johnson tells CBS News,
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously. It has some direct impact on either life or safety.”
According to Johnson, the system is designed to notify “U.S. citizens of certain events of ‘national significance.’”
The name that will pop up is “Presidential Alert” and the message will read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
FEMA spokesman Mark Peterson reveals that the test was supposed to happen in September, however the date was pushed back to October 3rd.