A Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Will Take Place on November 9, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 and may last up to three and a half minutes. The public will hear a message indicating that "This is a test." The audio message will be the same for both radio, television, and cable.
For More Information:
FEMA: Nationwide EAS Test Information and FAQs
FCC: Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test
EAS Discussion Forum
Messages in Spanish and American Sign Language:
To help ensure the highest possible inclusion for all citizens during the national EAS test, Deaf Link has responded to the request for the EAS PSA to be accessible to citizens who rely on American Sign Language (ASL). Please share these materials with anyone that might need them.
Deaf Link AHAS