(CBS Local)– For the first time, every American will get a text from President Donald Trump tomorrow. It’s only a test–but you can’t opt out.
President Trump will text every cell phone in the U.S. at 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday to test a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Denver Included Winter Weather Advisory
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously,” FEMA’s Antwane Johnson told CBS News. “It has some direct impact on either life or safety.”READ MORE: Awake And Hungry: Trail Cam Captures Family Of Bears In Roxborough State Park
Johnson said the system will be used to notify U.S. citizens of certain events of “national significance.”MORE NEWS: Air France Announces New Nonstop Flights From Denver International Airport To Paris
The new presidential alert will be used for advance warning of national crises, and not for regional or local alerts.