No, Oct. 4 national emergency alert test won’t turn you into a zombie. Here are the facts.

The Federal Emergency Management System has scheduled an Oct. 4 test of its emergency warning systems, and some social media users are broadcasting baseless warnings about it.

FEMA, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission, will test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, sending out test emergency alerts to every television, radio and cellphone in the nation…

There are no health threats to the public or possible power surges from the alerts, two experts told PolitiFact.

“There will be no additional power consumption or health risk that this would entail,” said Swarun Kumar, a Carnegie Mellon University electrical and computer engineering professor who leads the school’s Emerging Wireless Technologies lab.

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