Residents in Fairfax County will receive an alert on their cell phones and other mobile-enabled devices tomorrow (April 5) morning.
Fairfax County is participating what a national wireless emergency alert system test, which will take place from 10 to 11 a.m..
Phones will buzz loudly and an accompanying text will read, “A test of the Fairfax County Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action required.”
Don’t be surprised when your phone gives off a loud buzz on April 5 between 10-11 a.m.! We (and the whole DC region) will be testing the Wireless Emergency Alerts system. It’s only a test, no cause for alarm. https://t.co/dLJJ4BNoyn #NCRWEA pic.twitter.com/kKd4xrR6KH
— Fairfax County Government (@fairfaxcounty) April 4, 2018
Other participating jurisdictions include Loudoun County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Arlington and the City of Falls Church.
A back-up test date is set for Monday (April 9) between 10 and 11 a.m.