10:18am

Wed November 9, 2011
The Commonwealth

National Emergency Alert System's First Test Today

At 2:00 this afternoon, all radio and television stations in the United States will air the first ever test of the Emergency Alert System.

The test will last 30 seconds. The new EAS replaces antiquated systems and allows the president to address the nation in case of an emergency. The president decides when to activate the system nationally. The FCC website has more information on their website.