Nationwide Emergency Alert Tomorrow
Wed, Sep 19 2:57pm
Redwood Heights Elementary

Dear RHS Families, 

We want to let you know there will a nation wide drill tomorrow of the Emergency Alert Systems.  The alert will be sent at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Coast Time.  
Please know that this is a nationwide TEST.  Read below for more information.  

Test Your Communications During FEMA’s EAS and WEA Test 

Test your Family Communication Plan during the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system test


On September 20 at 2:18 p.m. EDT, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin a nationwide test of the EAS (on television and radio) and WEA (on cellular phones) to assess national warning capabilities. The first-ever national WEA test will begin with special alert tones and vibration, followed by the following message:


"Presidential Alert: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”


Keep your family calm by making sure they know about the test. Take this opportunity to make a family communication plan. Then, put your plan to the test. Follow these steps:
  • Fill out a Family Communication Plan.
  • Make sure your family knows the plan.
  • Test your plan during the WEA and EAS test on September 20.



If the test is postponed because of widespread severe weather or other significant events, the back-up date for the test is October 3, 2018. Visit to learn more about creating a plan.