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 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:
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 Ready.gov/make-a-plan to learn more about creating a plan.