‘Presidential Alert’ test message scheduled for Wednesday

With the push of a button, and at the direction of the President, an alert will be sent to your cellphone today, and nearly every other american, at the same time.

The message is scheduled to be the first trial of the “Presidential Alert” system. It’s a new way to notify tens of millions of Americans of national emergencies.

Your phone will receive the alert at 1:18 p.m. today.

The “Presidential Alert” is a new type of notification for FEMA’s “wireless emergency alert” system.