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The original item was published from 4/4/2018 3:53:40 PM to 4/5/2018 11:00:08 AM.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Regional Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System

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We wanted you to be aware that the National Capital Region (including Northern Virginia) is participating in a test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system on April 5 between 10 and 11 A.M. Our colleagues at COG are helping 20 jurisdictions in the region coordinate the test.

Cell phones or other mobile devices will receive the following message: “A test of the [jurisdiction name] Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.

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