Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

The FCC and FEMA will be conducting a nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, November 9, at 2 p.m. EST. This test is being conducted to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system as a way to alert the public during nation-wide emergencies.

As this is the first nation-wide test, it is important that everyone understand that this is just a test, and not an emergency. You may receive inquiries in response to the alert and can reassure the general public that this is a test.

For more information from the FCC and FEMA, please visit:
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test