Alaska’s Emergency Alert System test that was scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. has been cancelled.
Officials called off the EAS test due to severe weather across Western Alaska.
The national weather service predicts a storm will hit the coast with hurricane force winds.
The national EAS test uses a special code reserved for the president of the United States in case of a national emergency. The test has never been conducted with all fifty states participating. The national EAS test will proceed in other states.