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Torrance Police Department
Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 :: 03:33 p.m. PDT


Emergency Alert Testing Tomorrow

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, FEMA and the FCC will conduct a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), which includes the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA). 


The WEA test message (wireless phones) will begin at 11:18 am Pacific Standard Time (PST), and the EAS test message (radio and television) will begin at 11:20 am Pacific Standard Time (PST)  The wireless test will go to all cellphone users within range of an active cell tower. Users cannot opt out of the test.


WEA MESSAGE: “Presidential Alert - THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”


For more information please review the FEMA overview: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) National Test


**Additionally, at 11:30 (ten minutes later), the Torrance Refinery will conduct their monthly test of their Community Alert Sirens.***

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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