Here’s something that I received Thursday Nov 3rd that is important enough to send out to everyone of you …
NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Nov 9th:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m., EST, and may last up to three and a half minutes. The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies.
This is a first test of a nationwide Emergency Alert on all media. The alert will last as long as 3 ½ minutes. This EAS test will be broadcast on radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and on wire line providers in all states and U.S. territories.
Individuals who are not aware of the test may perceive it as an actual emergency message, so it is important to make the public aware of the test well ahead of the testing period.
To learn more about the national EAS test, visit FEMA at:
or the FCC at: