Did your phone scare you this afternoon? (My phone was on vibrate) Were you unaware that a National Emergency Alert TEST would be conducted on all cell phones throughout the entire country today?

It was announced earlier this week that this test would be happening at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

According to USA Today,  "The system was put in place due to a law passed during the tenure of former President Barack Obama but didn't get its first test until Wednesday, under the Trump administration."

Looking over social media, not everyone received the alert. That was one of the reasons that they wanted to test out the system.

Did you receive an alert?

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