Wireless Emergency Alert System test graphic.The City of Rockville is one of 20 metropolitan Washington area jurisdictions that will be involved in a test of Wireless Emergency Alerts from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 5.

Cell phones or mobile devices located in the geo-targeted location will receive a text message that reads: “A test of the Montgomery County Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” The alert triggers a loud noise while displaying the text message on cell phones and mobile devices. Individuals do not sign up to receive a WEA alert. Because testing will be done simultaneously throughout the area, you might receive messages from multiple jurisdictions.

Additional jurisdictions participating in the WEA test are: the City of Alexandria, Virginia; City of Bowie; City of College Park; City of Fairfax, Virginia; City of Falls Church, Virginia; City of Gaithersburg; City of Greenbelt; City of Takoma Park; City of Manassas, Virginia; City of Manassas Park, Virginia; District of Columbia; Arlington County, Virginia; Charles County; Fairfax County, Virginia; Frederick County; Loudoun County, Virginia; Montgomery County; Prince George’s County; and Prince William County, Virginia.

Learn more at www.bit.ly/fcc-wea.