07 November, 2011
first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and will last 30 seconds. For more information about the nationwide Emergency Alert System test, please visit FEMA and the FCC . On November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern, please remember: Don’t stress; it’s only a test.