On Wednesday, 9 Nov. 2011, FEMA, DHS and the FCC will conduct the first test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System.
The 3-minute nationwide test will kick off at 1400 EST and run concurrently across all time zones. This is the first such test to broadcast a simultaneous message to the entire American public.
Local police and emergency management officials want to eliminate undue public anxiety and urge you to share this information with family and friends so they are aware of the test. The TV test message might not indicate that it is just a test, which could cause people to panic.
Please see the following websites for more information regarding this test:
FEMA: Nationwide EAS Test Information
A National Dialogue On The Emergency Alert System (EAS)