A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place on the evening of Sunday 22 May, between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
Expect to hear an alarm noise coming from your mobile phone.
The annual test allows the National Emergency Management Agency to evaluate the mobile alerting system. It’s also designed to help familiarise the public with what an Emergency Mobile Alert sounds like and how your phone presents the message.
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. The alerts help keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from cell phone towers. The alerts can be targeted to areas affected by serious hazards and are only sent when there is a serious threat to life, health or property, or for testing purposes.
You can find out more on the Get Ready website