You Down with FCC? Ya, You Know Me! FCC Alerts October 4th, 2023
Today, we’re diving into something a little different but super important—FCC alerts. Yep, those messages that pop up on your phone, TV, and radio, making you wonder if aliens have finally decided to make contact. I gotta tell ya…the stuff I am seeing on the internet is pretty crazy! I am not affiliated with the FCC and don’t take this as “official” advice but I have dealt with them for a long time….trust me. Everything is legit.
No. The alert isn’t going activate nanoparticles such as graphene oxide that have been introduced into people’s bodies.
What’s the Buzz?
So, here’s the tea. FEMA, in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission, is conducting a national test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on October 4th at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time. Before you start thinking this is some “Stranger Things” level conspiracy, relax! These tests are as routine as your morning coffee and are required by law.
No Danger, Will Robinson!
Contrary to some wild rumors floating around social media, these tests are as harmless as a kitten playing with yarn. 🐱 You’ll get a text message, a unique tone, and a vibration on your phone. And no, these tones and vibrations aren’t going to turn you into a Marvel superhero or anything. They’re designed to be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.
The test will last for about a 30-minute window, but you’ll only get the text alert once. So, it’s not like your phone is going to blow up with notifications. If you’re in the middle of binge-watching your favorite show or listening to the latest hits, expect a brief interruption. The message will basically say, “This is only a test. Chill out, no action needed.”
Can You Opt-Out?
Sorry, folks, but you can’t swipe left on this one. The only way to avoid the alert is to turn off your phone or put it in airplane mode. But come on, it’s just a test!
Debunking the Myths
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room. Some peeps are spreading rumors that these alerts could cause “electromagnetic power surges” or even activate some secret ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines. Spoiler alert: That’s all baloney! Experts have confirmed that there’s zero risk to your health or your phone.
So there you have it, my friends! Consider yourselves informed and ready for the national alert test. Remember, it’s all about keeping us safe and in the know when it really counts. ~ Parker