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New “presidential alerts” system that sends messages to your phone

ST. LOUIS-    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will do their first test of an alert system that lets the president communicate with the public in the event of a national emergency via their cellphones.

This is only a test and it will happen precisely at 1:18 central standard time on Wednesday, Oct 3  and will be conducted by the wireless emergency alert system.

Scott Schaffer from Blade Technologies discusses why this system is being implemented and what to expect.