Test of Nationwide Emergency Alert System on November 9th

ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9TH 2011...A NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM WILL BE CONDUCTED. THIS TEST WILL BE
HEARD ON BROADCAST RADIO AND SEEN ON LOCAL TELEVISION...CABLE
TELEVISION...AND SATELLITE TELEVISION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

THIS NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM WILL NOT BE
HEARD OVER NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO.

THIS TEST MESSAGE SHOULD CONTAIN THE PHRASE...THIS IS A TEST.
THIS TEST WILL LAST FOR APPROXIMATELY THIRTY SECONDS BEFORE
REGULAR PROGRAMMING WILL RESUME.

SINCE A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM HAS NEVER BEEN
CONDUCTED BEFORE ON THIS SCALE...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME
TELEVISION SCROLLS OR TELEVISION INTERRUPT MESSAGES MAY NOT
CONTAIN THE PHRASE...THIS IS A TEST.

AGAIN...THIS NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM WILL
NOT BE HEARD OVER NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO

DUE TO THIS TEST...THE NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO ROUTINE
WEEKLY TEST THAT WOULD NORMALLY BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9TH
2011...WILL INSTEAD BE HELD ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH.

SHOULD SEVERE WEATHER PREVENT THE ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST OF NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH...THE ROUTINE WEEKLY RADIO
TEST WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THE WEEK.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS NATIONAL TEST OF THE EMERGENCY
ALERT SYSTEM...PLEASE VISIT http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm



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