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National Test of the FEMA Wireless Emergency Alert System

On Wednesday, October 3, at 2:18 PM FEMA will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, in coordination with the FCC. You'll get a message box on your phone with a tone & vibration.

The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says:

"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."


The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test.

Learn more about the test here:

Get Your Flu Shot

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Getting a flu vaccination (flu shot) is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. Experts recommend that everyone get vaccinated, as the flu vaccine will help keep millions of people healthy and tens of thousands out of the hospital.

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Flu season will peak soon and can last into March. Flu vaccines are available all around Connecticut. To find a flu vaccine provider in your area, dial 2-1-1 or visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a website that tracks the availability of a variety of vaccines, including all types of the seasonal Influenza/Flu vaccine. Pricing information is included where available, as well as the hours of operation for clinics and other sites that offer the vaccine.

Local flu shot clinics: