UMD Alert

Campus Notification on behalf of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDEMA)

Campus Notification on behalf of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDEMA)

Dear Campus Community,


The following is a message from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDEMA):


People who will be in or near the National Capital Region on Thursday, April 5, between 10-11 a.m. will be part of a regional Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) System test. Cell phones or other mobile devices in the area will receive the following message: “A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.


Twenty jurisdictions will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the WEA system. Local jurisdictions participating include:


City of Alexandria, City of Bowie, City of College Park, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Gaithersburg, City of Greenbelt, City of Takoma Park, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, City of Rockville, District of Columbia, Arlington County, Charles County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Prince William County.


During this test, it is possible that individuals may receive more than one alert message. Those who travel from one jurisdiction to another may hear messages from each jurisdiction. Also, people who live or travel in areas near the jurisdictions listed above may also receive the message because this technology uses cellular carrier towers.


To read MDEMA’s press release in its entirety, please visit .

Sent by University of Maryland Police DepartmentUniversity of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742