Didn't see this make noteables yesterday - sorry if it's a dup.

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Aug. 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

The intent of this year’s test is to evaluate the readiness of the national alerting capability in the absence of internet connectivity.

The text displayed at the top or center of television screens will read: “A Primary Entry Point system has issued a National Periodic Test for all of the United States beginning at 2:20 PM and ending at 2:50 PM.