'PREPARE TO DIE': Leftists' Heads Explode Over Trump Alert

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday it will test a new emergency notification system next week that allows President Donald Trump to send emergency messages directly to USA cellphones. But it won't be a political message or attack on one of his perceived enemies-or at least, it's not supposed to be.

Compatible cell phones will receive a text message that reads "Presidential Alert" and "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System".

More than 100 mobile carriers, including all the major wireless firms, are participating in the roll out, FEMA stated in a message on its website posted Thursday.

You can expect to see the alert pop up on your phone at 2:18 p.m. ET so long as you have your phone turned on, are within range of a cell tower, and if your wireless provider is part of the WEA system.

The 2015 law authorizing the WEA system allows warnings to be sent only in times of "natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety", NBC News noted.

You don't need to take any action for the test.

The EAS test is scheduled to last approximately one minute and will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages on TV or radio. "In other words, it's basically like an amber alert from the president when we're all about to die".

This will be the first time WEA has ever been tested and will be followed by a test of the national Emergency Alert System which has only been tested three times before. Users can't opt out of the WEA test, according to FEMA. The systems allows the president the "communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency".

"If you separate this from the politics and personality of any individual president then this is a great idea and an incredible use of technology to reach everybody if they're in harms way", said Karen North, director of the Annenberg Digital Social Media program at the University of Southern California.

UCLA communications professor Tim Groeling stated by email to the news agency that alert systems under multiple presidents have existed for decades and remained impartial in that time.

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