Wednesday’s test Presidential alert, put out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was partially successful.
According to a report in USA Today, several people went to social media to note they did not successfully receive the message, which was disseminated at 1:18 p.m.
On our AM 1100 The Flag WZFG Facebook page, it was posed to our followers the following question: “A nationwide wireless emergency test was sent out today by FEMA called a ”presidential alert.” Did you receive the alert?”
As of late Thursday night, 71 people had responded to the poll. Of those 71, 61, or 86 percent, said they did receive it; and ten, or 14 percent, said they did not receive the alert.
Why didn’t they receive it? FEMA says those on a call, or with an active data session open on their phone, may not have received the message; but those compatible with the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, are turned on and had service, received the alert.