Wednesday October 3rd at 2:18 pm Eastern Time, the federal government is going to initiate a wireless emergency alert. If your phone is turned on (even in silent mode), it is going to make the most gawdaful sound you’ve ever heard followed by an annocement that it is a test. 2 minutes later a test of the emergency alert system (radio and tv) will go off.
This Test of the WAS predates The Don. Was passed and signed by Obama in 2016. Law specifies the first test of the system to occure within 3 years of passage. It was scheduled for a couple weeks ago, but the hurricane on the east coast caused a delay to the back up date.
So if you don’t want gawdaful sounds from you cell phone, only choice is to turn it OFF before the test is issued and leave it off during the test.