City of Rockville Participating in Regional Test of Wireless Emergency Alerts System

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.