Nationwide EAS Test 11/9/11 14:00 EST

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission and NOAA’s National Weather Service, will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System, or EAS. This nationwide test will kick off at 2:00 p.m. EST and run concurrently across all time zones. This system test is the first of its kind design…ed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. As you may be aware, there have been tests in the past, but not of this magnitude encompassing all regions of the nation simultaneously. The 30-second test will run concurrently on all radio and TV band stations. Details…

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