Many in the Valley miss out on Presidential national alert test

The cell phone alert will resemble the message seen above

The test message read, "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System".

And late night host Stephen Colbert added: "Is there really an emergency so big that everyone in America, people in Hawaii, Florida, Maine, New Mexico have to hear about it at the exact same time?"

Americans can opt out of those, but the new national alert system does not allow for that. "No action is needed", the message states.

U.S. President Donald Trump will be texting all cellphones in the country in order to test out a new "presidential alert" system.

Today's alert was originally scheduled for last month but was delayed due to Hurricane Florence.

FEMA says the emergency message reaches about 75 percent of all mobile phones across all major carriers. They're saying he can't be trusted to not use this option for future "Presidential Alerts" that don't have anything to do with emergencies. But many cell phone users say they either didn't receive a text or got multiple alerts.

It didn't take long for the internet to buzz with reaction to the country's first nationwide tweet from President Trump.

There is strong concern over the need of a Wireless Emergency Alert System controlled by President Trump because of his past erratic behavior on the social media platform Twitter, especially since the FEMA Emergency Alert System is already in place. The WEA system was established a decade ago and became operational in 2012. The agency is coordinating with the FCC to test out this system. This test will look and feel similar to the monthly EAS tests sent out on TV and radio, and it will interrupt whatever you're watching for about a minute. Instead, they're from the USA government, and both are test messages.

The suit states the complainants are people "who do not wish to receive text messages of any kind on any topic or subject from President Trump".

"You would not have a situation where any sitting president would just wake up one morning and attempt to send a personal message", said the official speaking to reporters on condition of not being named.

Some remain unconvinced by those assurances.

As mentioned previously, FEMA constructed the test as a way to see if any improvements to the system are necessary.

They've since created a "cancellation template" and instilled procedure requiring two officials to sign off before any alert is sent. Now if we could just delete his Twitter account, we'd finally be getting somewhere. It wasn't until Wednesday that it got its first test.

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