The WEA portion will target all consumer cell phones during the test, while radios and televisions will transmit the EAS portion. The message for the WEA test will appear on cell phones within a 30-minute window, reading:
"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
This message will be displayed in either English or Spanish, depending on the language preference set by the device owner.
The EAS portion of the test will last for approximately one minute. Radio and television broadcasters, cable providers, satellite radio and TV providers, as well as wireline video providers, will participate in broadcasting the test message:
"This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public."
It's important to note that in the event of severe weather or another significant incident around the scheduled test time, the tests will be postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, October 11.