By Terry Kovarik
Anyone making a personal cellphone text in Door and Kewaunee Counties could be interrupted next week by an emergency alert. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a nationwide Emergency Alert System test on September 20th. That will include the first ever test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Kewaunee County Emergency Management Director Tracy Nollenberg says if you’ve got a newer smartphone you’ll likely be notified.
The test will last about one minute. The Wireless Emergency Alert system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones.