On October 4, 2023, a massive emergency alert test will be conducted on all U.S. cellphones, television sets, and radios. The test comes in the wake of the deadly wildfires on the island of Maui in Hawaii. According to a report by USA Today, the alert will be conducted to ensure that the nation’s Emergency Alert system is working properly in the event of a national disaster or attack. TV shows and radio programming will be interrupted and cell phones will sound a warning alarm. It is scheduled to last about one minute. The federal emergency management coordinators reportedly are conducting the test to make sure the national alert system in the U.S. is still an effective way to warn Americans of emergencies, natural catastrophes, attacks, and accidents on a nationwide scale. It will be done in coordination with radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers.