Did you catch that FEMA alert on October 4th? If you did, you were probably one of the many folks left scratching their heads, wondering if it was a real emergency or just someone’s idea of a prank. Maybe even a conspiracy, who knows?
Well, surprise! Now that we’ve recovered from that piercing sound that ruptured our eardrums (RIP to the AirPod users), we’re happy to report that it was actually just a routine test of the nationwide emergency alert system, meant to keep us in the loop about disasters, threats, or any other urgent situations. No need to lose sleep over it, right?
Wrong again! The internet had a field day with this one. As soon as that alert pinged our phones, social media exploded with memes, jokes, and wild theories about its true meaning. Some folks were convinced it was the signal to activate those mysterious nanobots in the COVID-19 vaccines, turning us all into zombies. Others swore it was a sign that aliens were about to drop by or that a nuclear war or the rapture was imminent. Then there were those who just couldn’t resist poking fun at the whole situation, throwing in references to “The Office” when Dwight started a fire as a drill, the iconic Kevin James memes, and lots of tin foil hats.
We hope you get a good chuckle out of the top FEMA memes we could find, compiled below. And hey, if you ever find another FEMA alert on your phone, don’t break into a cold sweat just yet. It’s most likely just another test. Probably.