Prepare to have your cell phone taken over by the federal government this week. And, it's not just cell phones. Your radio and television will be taken over too.

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It's not just New York, but people all over the United States who will experience this event.

Why Will The Federal Government Takeover Mobile Phones?

You can stop making foil hats for your family and friends. This isn't a conspiracy. This is a test. This is only a test. According to, the Federal Emergency Management Agency aka FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test this Wednesday, October 4, 2023. The test of the nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will take place at 10:20 am AKT, which will be at 2:20 pm on the East Coast. If for some reason the test is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, October 11.

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Will You Need To Do Anything?

NO! The test will come through on your cell phone, radio, and television without you needing to do anything. You can expect a sound and vibration on your phone,

Wireless phones should receive a test message accompanied by a unique tone and vibrations. The messages will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

If your device is set to Spanish you'll receive the following message,

ESTA ES UNA PRUEBA del Sistema Nacional de Alerta de Emergencia. No se necesita acción.

If you are listening to me Yasmin Young, during the 2 to 6 Takeover, or watching your television, the feds will take over for approximately one minute. The test will be similar to the monthly EAS tests that radio and TV stations run regularly.

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