12:32pm

Wed November 2, 2011
The Commonwealth

First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test this Month

A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 9. This will be the first time that a national Emergency Alert test will be conducted. TV and radio stations as well as cable TV systems will broadcast a test warning message for two to three minutes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Communications Commission are coordinating this test with broadcasters throughout the United States.