Get ready to receive an emergency alert on your cell phone today. Don't be alarmed, it is a presidential alert test from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of the alert is to warn residents of national emergencies, such as dangerous weather. Get ready for your cell phone to alarm you of the alert at 1:18 p.m. CST.
If you are going to be in a meeting or something at that time just know that you are not able to turn the alarm off. The piercing sound may be a bit of an inconvenience, but after all this is for the safety of all of us. Don't you want to be warned of imminent danger or a threat of some kind? The alarm should only last for seconds, you'll be okay.