Why your cellphone is beeping on Wednesday, October 3

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Just a reminder, there will be a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System, Wednesday, October 3, which will sound from most mobile phones. It will begin at 10:18 a.m. Alaska Time, and conclude two minutes later. A test of the Emergency Alert System will soon follow over television and radio. The test was originally scheduled for September 20, but was postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Alaska residents are asked to complete a survey online after the alert at www.ready.alaska.gov.