10:14am

Fri November 4, 2011
The Commonwealth

National Emergency Alert System Tested Next Week

In less than a week, the United States will experience its first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The 3 ½ minute test will occur at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 9, and is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.