NOTICE: FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless (Cell Phone) Emergency Alerts today, October 4, at 2:20pm.

The EAS message will state the following: "This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 2:20pm-2:40pm ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public."

The City of Niles is notifying residents of this message to assuage any panic this message may cause. As stated above, this message is only a test of the system and does not require any action by the public.