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Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nov 7, 2011

The Emergency Alert System test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed. Make sure that you and your family receive the test warning and that everyone knows what to do if you received a true warning message. This is a great time to update your emergency plans for your community, family, business, facility and/or organization.

Key facts to note about the test:

  • It will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST and will last approximately 30 seconds.
  • It will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
  • Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.”
  • When the test is over, regular programming will resume.
For more information:

FEMA-FCC National EAS Letter

EAS Test

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