WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency alert system is being tested across the country.
The test is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be broadcast on all radio and television channels. It will last for about 30 seconds.READ MORE: BPD Officer Hit By Car, Dragged 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
Listeners will hear a message indicating that it’s a test. The test is being organized by several federal agencies.READ MORE: Maryland State Police Step Up Impaired Driving Enforcement For Fourth Of July Weekend
Officials say they’re doing the test in the afternoon to avoid rush-hour disruptions. They say the date was picked because it’s near the end of hurricane season but before the arrival of winter.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Convicted Of Murder, Rape In 2018 Attack Of Elderly Woman
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